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Senate Plans an all-nighter tonight on Climate Change

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  • Liberal Democrat
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Washington Post, March 10, 2014: Senate Democrats plan all-nighter tonight for climate change

    At least 28 Democratic Senators will be speaking on the floor of the Senate tonight in an all-night session to discuss and create more awareness of Climate Change. All Republicans declined to participate.

    Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) will be leading the effort.

    There is not any Climate Change specific legislation to be passed, but many of President Obama's initiatives have indirectly affected Climate Change (e.g. higher fuel standards for cars and trucks).

    What we really need is for him to do is disapprove the Keystone pipeline...follow Ed Schultz's lead.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Portland, OR
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    It will be interesting to see if Fox News covers this in full in the same way they covered Ted Cruz's faux filibuster before the Government shutdown. I have a hunch that they either ignore it entirely or deride it. There's nothing like making jokes about the future of the planet we live on.

    It's quite a shame that this issue has gone to the wayside. It really just goes to show that Americans, and to a greater extent human beings, just don't like being told things that have the potential to be catastrophic. They would rather deny deny deny until it's too late to do anything about it. I have a feeling that future generations will lay the full blame on this one for screwing things up as much as we have.

    It will be interesting to see if the other networks cover this at all. I have a feeling the major networks will say little to zero about this session tonight because they will be spending too much time questioning why President Obama hasn't bombed Russia and personally found the flight that went missing this weekend.

    The media drives the discussion and they have been woefully absent about this slow moving crisis. Climate change isn't sensational enough for our 24/7 media. Until they decide that it's something they need to cover, the American people, to their peril, will continue to think that it's not a major problem.