Who can we count on to cut through the clutter and noise, and speak the simple truth about Climate Change?
Senator Bernie Sanders, that's who.
And in epic fashion no less. On the floor of the Senate.
Inhofe ‘Dead Wrong’ on Global Warming, Sanders Says
sanders.senate.gov -- July 30, 2012
Inhofe's No. 1 myth, according to Sanders, is that "real scientists" say global warming is a hoax. In fact, the scientific consensus is nearly unanimous. "Global warming is unequivocal and primarily human-induced," according to the United States Global Change Research Program, which is made up of scientists at NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of defense, agriculture, energy, state, health, transportation, commerce, and interior.
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and academies in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom all say "the need for urgent action to address climate change is now indisputable." Moreover, 18 scientific professional societies including the American Geophysical Union, the American Chemical Society, and others say "climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver."
"The bottom line,' Sanders said, "is that when Senator Inhofe says global warming is a hoax, he is just dead wrong according to the vast majority of climate scientists."
"The bad news is if we do nothing, the science is clear that temperatures will continue to increase, sea levels will continue to rise, and extreme weather will become more frequent and devastating," Sanders said. "The good news is we have the technology to cut emissions today through efficiency and solar, wind, geothermal and biomass.
"It is time for Congress to get serious about global warming, and to work to transform our energy system. That starts by making sure that in this, the so-called greatest deliberative body, we deliberate with facts not myths," Sanders concluded.
Aah I wonder if Senator Inhofe's ears are burning yet ... and not from those Oklahoma heat waves, either
Global Warming is Real
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Published on Jul 30, 2012 by SenatorSanders
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in a speech delivered to the Senate on July 30th, 2012, rebutted what he called "myths" espoused by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
"Many who take climate science seriously dismiss Sen. Inhofe. I believe that is a huge mistake," Sanders said of the Senate panel's former chairman. "For better or worse, when Sen. Inhofe speaks, the Republican Party follows. And when the Republican Party follows, it is impossible to get real work done in the Congress."
Very well said Senator Sanders. Thank you. Keep speaking the truth to the stonewallers.
You speak for me, and millions of Americans I suspect. We only have one planet, and it's long past time we start listening to that overwhelming majority of scientists -- and begin to wean ourselves away from fossil fuels.
While we still have the chance to make a difference.