Climate Change:

Senate EPW's Wheeler defends committee stance on global warming science

With the release of a film written by former Vice President Al Gore, a Fox News special and other documentaries, discussion of the scientific research on climate change has reached a fever pitch. But Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, maintains that global warming is the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." During today's episode of OnPoint, EPW staff director Andrew Wheeler explains Inhofe's controversial views on the state of climate research. Plus, Wheeler discusses recent EPW Committee efforts to learn more about technology that could reduce carbon dioxide emissions.