Various liberal news sources focused on the climate change views of the late Republican Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe in their obituaries after his passing on Tuesday. Inhofe passed away at the age of 89 after suddenly falling ill during the holiday season. Several media outlets, such as The New York Times, Politico, and the Associated Press, highlighted his position on climate change in their coverage.

The NYT’s headline read “James M. Inhofe, Senator Who Denied Climate Change, Dies at 89.” It further referred to him as “arguably Washington’s most prominent denier of the established science of human-generated climate change.”

Politico originally ran the headline “Former Sen. Jim Inhofe, who called climate change a ‘hoax,’ dead at 89,” according to screenshots posted to X, formerly Twitter. The current headline, however, refers to Inhofe’s Senate career as being “marked by fight against climate science,” and the article describes him as “a proud critic of the overwhelming scientific consensus on human-caused climate change.”

“Headlines are regularly A/B tested and switched on a rotation, based on a number of factors, including engagement,” a Politico spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The AP worked into its headline that Inhofe “called human-caused climate change a ‘hoax’” and wrote that he was known for “his denial that human activity is responsible for the bulk of climate change.”