The incoming Chair of the Senate Environment Committee, James Inhofe (an Oklahoma Republican), is a climate change skeptic.
There are several conflicting arguments the right makes against regulating carbon emissions.
1. Global warming doesn’t exist.
2. The regulations would be too expensive for the U.S.
3. China isn’t reducing their emissions, so the U.S. would be at a competitive disadvantage if the U.S. reduced its own emissions.
However, if the first point is true, then the others shouldn’t matter, but Senator Inhofe seems to make all points at the same time.
The president also just signed a new climate treaty with China, possibly making the third point not valid.
Sam Seder video.