Wednesday, August 5, 2015



“The Senate stands with Pope Francis and the scientific consensus that human activity is the primary driver of climate change; present climate trends are unsustainable; and immediate action must be taken to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the deleterious effects of human-induced climate change,” they said. “The resolution was a very clever move by Senate Democrats to highlight the climate change denial of Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans. Because of the Pope’s liberal positions on a number of economic and environmental issues, his upcoming address before a joint session of Congress could be very uncomfortable for Republicans,” the article said. As Rachel Maddow likes to say, “Watch this space.”