Each and every Republicanin the House Energy and Commerce Committee has voted that the Earth is not warming. This is an American political collective, part of Congress, that works to line up US lawmaking. Currently the Committee had been working on the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. The Act would bar the Enviormental Protection Agency from regulation carbon dioxide emissions.
The vote against climate change occured when all the Republicans voted against the amendment which simply wanted Congress to acknowledge that warming of the climate was happening.
The site Scientific American has a podcast on the episode which is well worth listening to. They also cherry picked this fantastic quote from Ed Markey, the Democract Rep from Massachusetts;
“I rise in opposition to a bill that repeals the scientific finding that pollution is harming our people and our planet. However, I won’t rise physically, because I’m worried that Republicans will overturn the law of gravity, sending us floating.”
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Do you have any thoughts on this? Do Republican Americans actually believe there is no climate change and the world’s scientists are wrong? Or are there political reasons behind the vote – such as protecting American commerical interests?
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