With Barack Obama’s declaration in his SOTU now past concerning that “the best scientists in the world” report that global warming is threatening life as we know it, Senate Democrats looked to seize on the opportunity to attach bad faith to the pending Keystone bill.
A Democrat amendment to the bill, which declares that climate change is not a hoax, passed with broad bipartisan support. And in a surprise, newly installed environment chairman Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the lead opponent of global warming regulations, voted in favor as well.
But, as he pointed out on the Senate floor, the amendment is really a statement of the obvious,
“Climate is changing and climate has always changed and always will, there is archaeological evidence of that, there is biblical evidence of that, there’s historic evidence of that. It will always change. The hoax is that there are some people who are so arrogant to think that they are so powerful they can change climate. Man can’t change climate.”
Democrats attempted with two additional amendments to the bill to declare that climate change is, in fact, caused by man. Both of those votes failed with only five Republicans voting in favor.