02 Aug '11, 9pm

Storm chaser: Sen. Durbin carries on lonely fight against climate change

Storm chaser: Sen. Durbin carries on lonely fight against climate change

Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green . Sunday night, President Obama claimed his debt ceiling deal would lift the "cloud of uncertainty that hangs over our economy." While he expresses concern for the political weather, the actual weather -- poisoned by carbon pollution -- is growing more devastating. The drastic cuts in federal investment that are requirements of the debt deal will leave the nation in deadly peril from our superheated climate, just as full mobilization is needed. Last week, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) brought attention to the deadly scourge of severe weather fueled by climate change, and to the federal government's troubling lack of readiness. In an appropriations subcommittee hearing attended only by himself -- Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) appeared only to give an opening statement, but left without asking witnesses questions -- Durbin interviewed top climat...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-policy/2011-08-02-storm-chas...

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