Senate Democrats to stage climate change all-nighter

To emphasize urgency, twenty eight U.S. Senators will talk all night long tonight on the Senate floor urging immediate action on climate change, according Senator Brian Schatz, event organizer. That is almost a third of the entire Senate.

The festivities will begin after the last votes today and is scheduled to last until approximately 9 am ET Tuesday, March 11.

So many Senators coming together for an all-night session shows our commitment to wake up Congress to the dangers of climate change.
– Sen. Barbara Boxer, Schatz press release, 3/7/2014

No Republicans are invited to the session.

The event will be held under the auspices of a new group of Democrats calling themselves the Senate Climate Action Task Force announced by California Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse at a press conference on Jan. 13, 2014.

At the January kick-off, Senator after Senator spoke with great conviction on the dire need for immediate action to prevent catastrophic climate change. Certainly, those same sentiments will be repeated tonight.

The group has a big problem, though. Tonight’s event has no identifiable organization. It lacks:

  • An agenda
  • A list of speakers
  • An action plan for the night
  • Pre-published remarks for the Congressional Record

Apparently, Senators are just going to sit around and informally discuss climate change to promote public awareness of the problem. Any Senator who wants to speak will be allowed to say whatever they want.

What would be meaningful is for Senators to discuss concrete solutions, identify specific costs and craft functional legislation to address future climate change.

That won’t happen. Instead, it will likely degenerate into a bull session lamenting a lack of action as Senators slowly slip out the back door, one by one. They’ll probably badmouth Republicans as “deniers” beholden to big oil special interests before they go home.

Senator Boxer, the main force behind all climate change activity in the U.S. Senate, doesn’t even stay for climate change hearings held during the day by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works. That wouldn’t be so bad except she chairs the committee, calls for the hearings and sets the agenda!!

If Boxer can’t last through one of her own hearings it’s unlikely she or anyone else will last a whole night.

It’s refreshing that Senators are willing to take a strong stand on something, anything.

Unfortunately, what the United States needs more is for politicians to stand up for job creation, economic recovery and fixes to Obamacare.

Tonight’s event is nothing more than a staged publicity stunt.


About azleader

Learning to see life more clearly... one image at a time!

Posted on Mar 10, 2014, in climate change, Congress, Democratic Party, Democrats, Economy, Energy, environment, Global Warming, Government, liberalism, news, Opinion, Politics, Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The American public has been deceived for sixty-eight years (2014 – 1946 = 68 yrs) by publicity stunts like this, but it appears that game is now over!

    EPA, DOE, NASA and other federal agencies appear to have been working to hide certain information from the public since the Second World War ended.

    My research mentor – the late Paul Kazuo Kuroda – was a nuclear geochemist on the faculty of the Imperial University of Tokyo during WWII. From Kuroda’s career, my own career, and abrupt changes that we both noticed in mainstream scientific opinions at the end of WWII – after Stalin’s troops captured Japan’s atomic bomb facility in Konan, Korea

    The Atlanta Constitution (3 Oct 1946)

    It appears Stalin used knowledge of Japan’s atomic bombs in negotiations to form the United Nations on October 24, 1945 and to obtain agreement from other world leaders to hide the source of energy in cores of:

    1. Heavy atoms like Uranium
    2. Some planets like Jupiter
    3. Ordinary stars like the Sun
    4. Galaxies like the Milky Way
    5. The now expanding cosmos

    To verify this for yourself, ask any member of the UN’s IPCC, the UK’s Royal Society, the US or any other National Academy of Sciences, or the Swedish or Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee to publicly address three figures of precise experimental data (Figures 1-3, pages 19-27, my autobiography) that falsify post-1945 models of stars and nuclei:

    Finally, the Sun itself exploded five billion years (5 Ga) ago and birthed the solar system.

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

Comments and questions are welcomed!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: