DemocracyNow.org - While no members of the U.S. Congress attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma recorded a video message that was aired at a press conference of climate change deniers here at the summit on Wednesday. "Tossing out any remote possibility of a U.N. global warming treaty is one of the most important things we can do for the economy," Sen. Inhofe said. "I am making this announcement from Washington D.C., where I am confident the only person left talking about global warming is me. The message from the Washington to the U.N. delegates in South Africa is this, we could not be any clearer: You are being ignored." To comment on Inhofe’s remarks, Democracy Now! talks to Kate Horner, a policy analyst at Friends of the Earth and Michael Dorsey, an assistant professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College.
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