Earlier today Senate Democrats began what they are describing as an all night “talkathon.” The all-nighter is supposed to draw attention to climate change.
USA Today reports:
Whitehouse spokesman Seth Larson said the overnight event is “just one of a number of steps that the Senate Climate Action Task Force will be taking this year, and we hope it will help get more Americans engaged in the important debate about how we can act on climate change.”
Democrats have 28 senators scheduled to speak through Monday night, but some of the party’s most vulnerable senators facing re-election this year—Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Kay Hagan of North Carolina—are notably missing from the lineup.
But the Democrats’ long-winded weather-thon comes on the heels of record cold across the country. In fact, The Weather Channel reports that “all-time record lows were broken in parts of upstate New York last Thursday morning, bringing the total number of states recording unprecedented March cold to at least 18.”
The talkathon is reportedly scheduled to last until early Tuesday morning. You can watch Senate Democrats waste electricity during their carbon-filled rant here. You know, if you need a laugh.
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