Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP)

As world leaders prepare for climate talks in Paris, here is a sample of Republican denials of the science of climate change, compiled by The Guardian.

Donald Trump:

Tweeted in November 2012: “The concept of global warming
was created by and for the Chinese in order
to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Marco Rubio:

Said in September 2015: “We’re not going to make America a harder place to create jobs in order to pursue policies that will do absolutely nothing, nothing to change our climate. America is a lot of things, the greatest country in the world, absolutely. But America is not a planet.”

John Boehner:

Said in May 2014: “Listen,
I’m not qualified to debate
the science over climate change.”

Jim Inhofe:

Said in February 2015, while holding
a snowball he took to the floor of the Senate:
“It’s very, very cold out. Very unseasonable.”

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