Even worse for Inhofe, new facts keep undermining the senator's assertions. Here's the latest data (yes, actual data, which Inhofe eschews) that puts another dent in the claims of Tulsa's most notorious anti-scientist:
Last year was the eighth warmest year on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center.
The world's temperature in 2008 tied that of 2001, according to the center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Preliminary calculations show the world's average temperature for 2008 was 0.88 degree Fahrenheit above the 20th Century average of 57.0 degrees.
The ranking means that the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 1997. Record keeping began in 1880.