January 21, 2015

CAN'T DEBATE A TRUISM:

Senate: Climate Change Is Real; Humans' Role, Maybe Not (Alan Neuhauser, Jan. 21, 2015, US News)

In one of the most surreal congressional moments in recent memory, the upper chamber voted 98-1 Wednesday in favor of a measure declaring that "climate change is real and not a hoax." [...]

[R]epublican senators appeared to sign on to the measure - an amendment from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., to a bill allowing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline - precisely because it did not cite human activity as the source of global warming.

"The climate is always changing," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., chairman of the chamber's Environment and Public Works Committee and author of "The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future."

Sporting a tie dotted with tiny polar bears seemingly awash in an ice-free sea and joining the amendment as a co-sponsor, Inhofe said the real hoax is not that the climate has warmed, but "that there are people who think they can change climate." 

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