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Executive Session December 15, 2014
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"As the Sun’s rays come in and bounce off the surface of the Earth and reflect or radiate back out into space, suddenly the glass ceiling—the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases—traps that heat. What happens? The increasing temperature of the planet, 90 percent of that heat is absorbed into the oceans and, as a result, we are seeing the sea level rise."
Nomination Of P. David Lopez To Be General Counsel Of The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission December 2, 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"They take measurements. They are not hypothesizing. They actually measure these things. The scientists know that continued, unchecked emissions of carbon dioxide will push the climate and the oceans into dangerous unchartered new territory."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions November 19, 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere and the oceans. We see it everywhere. We see it in storm-damaged homes and flooded cities. We see it in drought-stricken farms and raging wildfires. We see it in fish disappearing from warming and acidifying waters. We see it in shifting habitats and migrating contagions."
Approval Of The Keystone Xl Pipeline November 13, 2014
Jan Schakowsky, D-IL
"565 gigatons—the amount of carbon dioxide that can be emitted before we reach irreversible global warming;"
Green The Economy: Save The World September 18, 2014
Eric Swalwell, D-CA
"The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century. Ice cores drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show that the Earth’s climate responds to changes in solar output, and the Earth’s orbit, and in greenhouse gas levels. They also show that in the past, large changes in climate happened very quickly, geologically speaking—in tens of years, not millions or thousands."

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