2015-01-22. Senate Rejects Human Role in Climate Change.

posted Jan 23, 2015, 9:31 AM by Alan Gould
By Coral Davenport, The New York Times. For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: The Senate on Thursday again voted to reject two measures related to the Keystone XL pipeline that declared that humans are a cause of climate change — the second set of votes on the issue in two days. ...On Thursday, the Senate voted 56 to 42 not to take up an amendment offered by Senator Bernard Sanders, independent of Vermont, that declared that climate change is real, is caused by humans and wreaks devastation. ...Senators voted 54 to 46 not to take up an amendment offered by Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, that also declared human-caused climate change to be real and devastating, and urged the government to support research on technologies that would capture carbon emissions from fossil fuels. A third, Republican-sponsored amendment, which was rejected 51 to 46, ...called on the Senate to nullify a climate change agreement in November between the United States and China in which both nations pledged to reduce their carbon emissions....  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/23/us/politics/senate-rejects-human-role-in-climate-change.html.