'Democrats used baseball to illustrate the cause of global warming and promoted carbon taxes as the antidote to a warmer future. Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey talked about how steroid use in baseball mirrors what human activity has been doing to the climate. He tied the spike in home runs that was the result of steroids to the spike in global temperatures that happened from the 1970s to the 1990s.'
“Democrats know that climate change legislation is a non-starter in an election year,” said South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune. “Last night’s Talkathon… allowed Democrats to assure their donors that they’re focused on climate change.”
'And we have no doubt that Whitehouse is genuine in his desire to raise the profile of climate issues. But, there is another more political reason for the decision by Senate Democrats to devote their time to the issue right now. And that issue is campaign cash.'
Ben Stein on Fox News panel: 'The climate change thing is such nonsense. Why not have an all-nighter about whether the Dead Sea Scrolls are authentic? This just nutty pandering to their most extreme nutty base.'