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Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe, an outspoken critic of President Obama's climate agenda, won't be attending the Paris climate talks, but instead will address via recording a meeting of climate change skeptics being held in conjunction with the talks.

On Monday, he will address the conference hosted by the conservative Heartland Foundation, which is well known for its anti-climate change advocacy.

"We hoped to have Sen. Inhofe at our event in the flesh, but he could not fit us into his schedule," said Jim Lakely, spokesman for the Heartland Institute. "We are honored that he took the time to record a message for our conference, in which he expresses his views on the deliberations at COP-21 in Paris. His remarks are welcome and bound to make international news."

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