Of course, The Hill doesn’t use my term, but the completely un-scientific phrase “climate change”, meant to denote that Mankind’s use of fossil fuels, such as lots of long fossil fueled flights from the People’s Republic of Brokeifornia to D.C., causes all weather events. And the Democratic Senator from the PRB (which is having a wee bit of problem with their carbon permits revenue) wants to spread awareness
(The Hill) Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she’s forming a “climate change caucus,” and argues that Hurricane Sandy “changed a lot of minds” on the topic.
The move signals that Democrats might again be ready to aggressively promote bills to curb greenhouse gas emissions, even as the political prospects for global warming legislation remain remote in Congress.
“I am going to form a climate change caucus, because people are coming up to me, they really want to get into this. I think Sandy changed a lot of minds,” Boxer told reporters in the Capitol.
So, will Boxer now start riding a bicycle to get from California to D.C.? I wonder if she would be willing to give up her McMansion and move into a tiny apartment to save the planet from overheating?
“It is going to work with all the committees and all the committee chairmen to make sure we can move forward legislation that reduces carbon pollution and also works on mitigation and all of the other elements,” she said.
Yes, that nasty pollution necessary for life on earth. Perhaps she could convince Harry Reid to turn the lights off in the Senate and heavily reduce the heating as we approach winter? Has she replaced all the bulbs in her office with CFLs? And turned down the thermostat?
“I think you are going to see a lot of bills on climate change,” Boxer told reporters. “I don’t know whether [they will include] cap-and-trade, but there will be a lot of different bills. I have already spoken to three colleagues that have bills in the works,” she said.
Go for it. I’m sure American’s would love to see even more legislation passed that would increase their cost of living in order to “prevent bad weather”, which never happened before the combustion engine /sic