Sen. Coburn calls himself “a man of science” and “a climate change denier”
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn is many things. He's a Republican, a doctor, a Southern Baptist Preacher and also a straight-up climate change denier.
That last one we know because he announced it. During a speech last night to the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, he defined himself thus: “I am a global warming denier. I don’t deny that.”
The Tulsa World, which recapped the highlights of Coburn's speech, played a bit loose with the quotation marks. But apparently, during the course of the evening Coburn also referred to himself as "a physician and a man of science," using the designation to then launch into an explanation of how the evidence points to the Earth moving into a "mini-ice age."
It was almost a win for self-awareness.