By 98 to 1, the senate voted in favor of an amendment to a bill that declares that climate change is real (the one exception was Roger Wicker of Mississippi). Finally, you say, we can get something done. Wrong, I say. You should know better. The Republicans found a way to twist out of the implications.
In a surprise this afternoon, Inhofe rose before the vote to ask to become a co-sponsor of the Whitehouse amendment. Scattered applause greeted his remarks.Climate is changing,he said,and climate has always changed.The hoax that he has talked about, he suggested, is that there are people who think they are soarrogantandpowerfulthatthey can change climate.
So the Inhofe amendment to the amendment that climate change is real is that it might be real, but it’s not our fault, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Nothing has changed. The ignoramus is still an ignoramus.