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US Senate Takes Small Step on Climate Change

In a groundbreaking but largely symbolic move, the U.S. Senate has formally acknowledged that global climate change is a real phenomenon and not a hoax. The Republican-led body, however, remains silent on whether human activity is to blame — a sign that meaningful legislation to cut U.S. carbon emissions is unlikely for the foreseeable future. For years, scientists have spoken with an increasingly unified voice issuing increasingly dire warnings about global warming. Now, the Senate is...

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