Senator throws snowball on chamber floor to protest climate change theory

A senator on the Environment and Public Works Committee tossed a snowball on the Senate floor Thursday to demonstrate his objection to the theory of climate change.

Reaching into a bag, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., pulled out a large snowball and raised it for those in the gallery to see.

"Do you know what this is? It's a snowball," he said, gesturing at fellow Republican Bill Cassidy of warm-weather Louisiana, "It's very, very cold out," he added.

"We hear this perpetual headline that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, but now the script has flipped." Inhofe said after tossing the snowball underhand.

The snowball was tossed in the direction of the Speaker's Chair. The National Journal reported it was caught by a page.

Inhofe, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee also criticized the Obama administration for concentrating on global warming as a greater threat than terrorism.