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After the “Climategate” scandal – revealing data manipulation and fraud by top global warming proponents – many climate change skeptics trumpeted victory, assuming perhaps that efforts to pass radical environmental taxes and regulations had lost their steam.

But not U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.

Warning that President Obama and his allies in Congress are still determined to pull off the largest wealth-redistribution scheme in history through new “carbon taxes” and regulations, Inhofe has reignited the global warming debate with release of a new book, “The Greatest Hoax,” published by WND Books.

Inhofe asserts “The Greatest Hoax” presents evidence that the political left is using global warming hysteria to push a system of regulations and taxes that would not only permanently hobble the U.S. energy sector, but also create a bureaucracy that would exert control over each and every American’s life.

According to New York Times best-selling author Ann Coulter, Inhofe’s book delivers a knock-out punch:

“Senator Jim Inhofe has long been a lonely voice warning about the true mission of the global warming hysterics: Total control over the way Americans live and use energy,” Coulter said. “From the U.N., to Climategate, to U.S. lawmakers’ pandering to the Friends-of-the-Earth left, ‘The Greatest Hoax’ tells the story of Senator Inhofe’s fight to prevent these frauds from turning America from the most prosperous on Earth into a third world hellhole.”

Václav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, likewise predicts Inhofe’s book will exert a profound influence on the climate-change debate.

“The global warming religion is an aggressive attempt to use the climate for suppressing our freedom and diminishing our prosperity,” said Klaus. “Senator Inhofe’s book is an important contribution in the fight against this totally erroneous doctrine, which has no solid relation to the science of climatology but is about power in the hands of unelected global warming activists. Senator Inhofe is, in this respect, one of the world’s most influential voices.”

“The Greatest Hoax” contends that despite the Climategate scandal and ever-increasing body of evidence and scientists refuting global warming agenda, a renewed push is in the wings, driven by a goal to control carbon and, thus, to control life.

Rather than waiting for a renewed global warming wave to rise again, Inhofe is now leading the charge to definitively expose what he calls “the greatest hoax.”

Inhofe’s efforts are bolstered by a report released only last month in the Daily Mail of London that said the purported “consensus” on global warming is disintegrating after new data indicate the planet has not warmed in 15 years.

The report said readings from 30,000 measuring stations globally, released by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, show increases in temperatures stopped in 1997.

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