Senate Democrats Tie Climate [Fraud] Effort to National Security - NYTimes.com
"There's a building base of evidence that global warming is contributing to much of the instability of the world today," Warner said. "If we do nothing, we can be sure nothing else is going to be done of any consequence."
"Most things I agree with him," said EPW Committee ranking member James Inhofe (R-Okla.), before ticking through a list of reasons why he says climate science is eroding.
Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) went after the House-passed climate bill drafted by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) that Senate Democrats plan to base their own efforts on.
Bond, who will retire in January 2011, argued that the House legislation won't have any effect on global temperatures and therefore undercuts any connection to national security.
"Waxman-Markey will do nothing to avoid adding tension to stable regions, nothing to prevent terrorism from worsening and nothing to avoid dragging the United States into conflicts over water and other critical resource shortages," Bond said.