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Rhode Island Senator Does The Unthinkable: Takes A Strong Public Stand on Climate (Video)

Rhode Island Senator Does The Unthinkable: Takes A Strong Public Stand on Climate (Video)

Senator Whitehouse YouTube page /Public Domain Last week Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island has done what pitifully few members of Congress or the Obama administration have done lately: Take a stand, articulately, passionately, and accurately about climate change in an official capacity. Think Progress surfaced the video from Sen. Whitehouse's YouTube page (the video's below) and it's worth taking a listen -- all 23 minutes of it. Here's the powerful opening (I'm leaving in the emphasis from Joe Romm as it really pulls out the right points), from : Mr. President, I am here to speak about what is currently an unpopular topic in this town. It has become no longer politically correct in certain circles in Washington to speak about climate change or carbon pollution or how carbon pollution is causing our climate to change. This is a peculiar condition of Washington. ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/rhode-island-sena...

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