US Senate refuses to accept human causes of climate change

US Senate refuses to accept humanity’s role in global climate change, again

Senators accept global warming is not a hoax but fail to recognise human activity is to blame, nearly 27 years after scientists laid out man’s role

The Guardian,  Republican and US senator James Inhofe: ‘Man can’t change climate’. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

, US environment correspondentIt is nearly 27 years now since a Nasa scientist testified before the US Senate that the agency was 99% certain that rising global temperatures were caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

And the Senate still has not got it – based on the results of three symbolic climate change votes on Wednesday night…….

Unless Senators are prepared to acknowledge the causes of climate change, it is likely they will remain unable and unwilling to do anything about it.

Democrats had planned the symbolic, “sense of the Senate” votes as a way of exposing the Republicans’ increasingly embarrassing climate change denial. Further climate votes will come up on Thursday……http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/22/us-senate-man-climate-change-global-warming-hoax

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