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David Cameron has taken the unusual step of overruling the head of the civil service and quashed the appointment of climate change expert David Kennedy to lead the energy department.Superstorm a turning point in US climate change debate: senator
Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat and chairwoman of the committee, called the storm the "turning point in our fight to address climate change."Go West - The King Of Wishful Thinking - YouTube
"You can close your eyes and cover your ears and put a pillow over your head, but anyone with a heartbeat and a pulse can tell things are changing," Boxer said.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, said in Sandy's aftermath members of the committee should no longer tolerate the views of members who deny the impact of human activity on climate change.
"We've tolerated the deniers for far too long in this body," Whitehouse said, claiming that the fight against climate change legislation was being led by "polluters" opposed to any new climate change regulation. "We have to face the fact that the deniers are wrong. They are just plain, dead wrong."