Rhode Island Senator Does The Unthinkable: Takes A Strong Public Stand on Climate (Video) : TreeHugger
[Sheldon Whitehouse] 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.
Here in Washington we feel the dark hand of the polluters tapping so many shoulders. And where there is power and money behind that dark hand, therefore, a lot of attention is paid to that little tap on the shoulder. What we overlook is that nature -- God's Earth -- is also tapping us all on the shoulder, with messages we ignore at our peril. We ignore the messages of nature of God's Earthand we ignore the laws of nature of God's Earth at our very grave peril.