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Global Climate Change

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. FEINGOLD. Mr. President, today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took an important step on the issue of global climate change by passing a resolution, introduced by Chairman Lugar and Ranking Member Biden, that expresses the need for the United States to address global warming through the negotiation of fair and effective international commitments. While it remains to be seen whether the full Senate will take up and pass the resolution, I am encouraged by the growing awareness in Congress of the need to face the facts on global climate change. Just last week, a report was released by a nonprofit group, Christian Aid, which suggests that climate change could lead to millions of deaths in Africa. In my role as chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, I have paid significant attention to the challenges faced by the continent of Africa, and as we look to the future, we must address the consequences our global energy habits will have on less developed nations, in addition to the consequences on our own constituents. I applaud the leadership of Chairman Lugar and Ranking Member Biden on Senate Resolution 312 and I hope that the Senate will move quickly to adopt it.

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