Monday, February 21, 2011

U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Defund the IPCC

"Just before 2 a.m. on February 19, the war on climate science showed its grip on the U.S. House of Representatives as it voted to eliminate U.S. funding for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Republican majority, on a mostly party-line vote of 244-179, went on record as essentially saying that it no longer wishes to have the IPCC prepare its comprehensive international climate science assessments. Transcript of floor debate follows."---Climate Science Watch (2-19-11)

Of course, the Senate is controlled by the Democrats. I no longer support the Republican Party because they aren't protecting us from global warming; instead they are lining their pockets with money from the fossil-fuel interests. Did the Republicans cut the subsidies to the oil companies?

DesSmogBlog (2-21-11) reports:

Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives voted along partisan lines in favor of an amendment sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri...to cut funding for the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). [See the full text]

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