Monday, 18 July 2016

Meanwhile in America: U.S. senators call out web of denial regarding climate change

On 11 July 2016 Democrat senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Ed Markey, Brian Schatz, Barbara Boxer, Jeff Merkley, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Al Franken tabled a concurrent resolution asking the U.S. Congress to disapprove of organised climate change denialism funded by certain corporations, trade associations, foundations and organizations in an effort to mislead the public, undermine peer-reviewed scientific research about the dangers of their products and, to deliberately cast doubt on science in order to protect their financial interests.

On 11 July the Senate referred this resolution to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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