Even though his state was battered by tornadoes and extreme weather this year, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) is more convinced than ever that global warming is a hoax, and that this Earth is actually due for a "mini-ice age."

In a speech to the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Coburn said that the United States was not growing as fast as it could because "we're not taking advantage of the wonderful natural resources that we have in our country, that we're limiting our capability through over-regulation and interference in the private sector."

Although the Chamber told Raw Story that they were only making Coburn's opening remarks available on YouTube, Tulsa World published a few of the senator's thoughts about climate change from the question and answer portion of the event.

"I am a global warming denier," Coburn said. "I don't deny that."

The paper noted that Coburn also argued that the climate had always been changing.

"As a physician and a man of science, Coburn said he thinks the evidence points that the Earth is moving into a 'mini-ice age,'" Tulsa World's Wayne Greene reported.

Watch this video, published Aug. 26, 2013.