Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has found what he feels is a controversial clause in a senate resolution commemorating International Women’s Day, according to a blog called Carbonated TV in a March 29, 2013 post. The offending clause was, “Women ‘are disproportionately affected by changes in climate because of their need to secure water, food and fuel for their livelihood.’”
Cruz’s office responded, “A provision expressing the Senate’s views on such a controversial topic as ‘climate change’ has no place in a supposedly noncontroversial resolution requiring consent of all 100 U.S. senators.” Cruz thus objected to the resolution.
The Carbonated TV blog post objected to Cruz’s objection, suggesting that “climate change” also known as “global warming” is an established fact and that the vast majority of the scientific community believes it is caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
But a piece in The Australian, noting that the rise in global temperatures has halted for the past 20 years and have not matched the computer models that suggest a sharp rise in global temperatures caused by the introduction of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere would tend to make the senator’s point. Scientists, who had hitherto sounded the alarm on climate change, are beginning to wonder if it is as bad as hitherto believed and that if it is a problem at all, not to mention something that “disproportionately” affects women.