Inside the Senate’s big vote on whether climate change is a ‘hoax’
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Inhofe recommends a Yes vote because 1. 'The climate has always been changing and'
2. 'There is no consensus that human actions and emissions levels have significant, negative impacts on global climate change' -
'When the time came for the vote, Inhofe approached Whitehouse on the Senate floor and told him he wanted to become a co-sponsor. “You should have seen the look on his face,” said the Inhofe aide. Inhofe reasoned that the climate has always changed, and said on the Senate floor that there is “biblical evidence” supporting that view.
Fifteen Senate Republicans, several of them up for reelection in blue states, voted for a second amendment that said humans contribute to climate change. Among the supporters: Graham and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), another possible candidate for the White House in 2016.
Five Republicans went one step further, voting for a third amendment from Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) that said humans “significantly” contribute to climate change.