Exhibit A: if we have less than twelve years to get started if we want to save the earth from global warming, why did not one US senator vote to pass a simple non-binding resolution? Not even the senator who co-sponsored the bill with Occasional-Cortex voted for the bill. I don't think I've ever seen such a lopsided vote on anything. It looks like a few Democratic senators must have "crossed the aisle" and voted with the GOP. I don't see what the big deal was: vote "yes" and move on. It was a non-binding resolution, and easily defended in any campaign: simply making a statement that "we" need to take action now to stop global warming. Voting "present" -- at least, I guess, we know they were hard at work in Washington, DC. Not only that, but apparently it was labeled a "test vote." LOL.
Stop! In the name of love.