This is not a joke.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was the subject of Grayson's experiment suggestion.
Humans almost certainly cause global warming, scientific panel says.
"Setting fair Clean Air Act standards does not cause the sky to fall."
Soot, also known as black carbon, is the second-leading cause of global warming after carbon dioxide, and it's totally preventable.
Hulking, pitch-black mounds resembling coal have grown exponentially in the last week along the banks of the Detroit River in southwest Detroit, prompting concern about potential pollution from residents and legislators on both sides of the river.
For the first time in 3 million years the atmospheric level of carbon dioxide is over 400 parts per million. Scientists say this is well beyond a sustainable level, and it's increasing every day.
Today, Monday May 13th, New Yorkers from Occupy the Pipeline, Occupy Sandy, and over twenty partner groups will march and rally to greet President Obama when he attends a fundraiser with members of the 1% at the Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue.
"We're in new territory for human beings--it's been millions of years since there's been this much carbon in the atmosphere. The only question now is whether the relentless rise in carbon can be matched by a relentless rise in the activism necessary to stop it."
A new study shows that the speed of warming in the past 100 years is unprecedented, and by the end of this century the planet will have gotten hotter than ever.
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