Well, now we know how Alec Baldwin really feels about Sen. James Inhofe. 


On the same weekend that "Frozen Planet," a nature film he narrated for Discovery, premiered, the 53-year-old went on an icy offensive on Twitter against the Oklahoma senator, calling him everything from an "oil whore" to someone who has "betrayed every man and woman who lost their livelihood on the Gulf due to BP's overwhelming negligence ..."


It's unclear why Baldwin went after Inhofe, a well-known ally of the oil industry and denier of man-made climate change, but it was nonetheless amusing. 


"We need to have Inhofe retire to a solar-powered gay bar," he tweeted to actor Matthew Modine, referencing the senator's stance against gay marriage and renewable energy policies. 


Today he tweeted, "Inhofe's policies re energy/climate change are dangerous to US national security.."


Inhofe's camp fired back in turn, sending an email to reporters decrying the comments. 


"These kind of outrageous statements made recently on Twitter by Robert Kennedy Jr. and Alec Baldwin stand in stark contrast to the civil debate Sen. Inhofe had with Rachel Maddow last week," a rep wrote. "In truth, the far left and Hollywood elites have lost on their pet cause of global warming. The only way to get attention these days is to make outlandish and irresponsible comments on Twitter."


Lost the cause of global warming? Clearly Camp Inhofe has lost common sense when it comes to the science of anthropogenic global warming. But hey — hopefully Oklahoma residents will give this guy the boot in 2014 and send the country in a better direction. Until then, expect this politician's "outlandish" and "irresponsible" comments on science and the environment to continue to embarrass the rest of us. 

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

Alec Baldwin slams Sen. Inhofe on Twitter
Actor takes to social media to call out the Oklahoma Republican and his close ties to the oil industry.