Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) blocked a Senate resolution that would have simply stated that climate change is real, citing various reasons and conspiracies. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) provided a thorough debunking.
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The White House's report looks at climate change policy as a form of insurance -- that is, a form of self-protection against various forms of risk. As the costs increase, the report found costs would increase 40 percent for every decade of delay on climate policies.
There are two major-party candidates in the running for West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House, and both of them think the issue of climate change is best left for other countries to deal with.
Of the five Colorado cities and towns to ban fracking, the lawsuit against Longmont is the first decision to come down. But there is room for the city to appeal the decision, and local environmental groups have vowed that they will do so.