U. S Senators have voted, and now citizens can feel better that our law makers believe that climate change is not a hoax, but in fact, real, in a 98 to 1 decision.
According to Science Insider, the vote comes after an amendment to a legislation in which the original goal was to force the approval of building the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline, which would bring oil from Canada into the United States, has been a controversial issue in the U.S government.
Many Senators are against this pipeline because they know it will greatly effect climate change. However, there are still lawmakers out there who believe climate change is a hoax and there is not enough "scientific credentials to evaluate the evidence for climate change."
The vote yesterday was essentially a way to push Republican senators into standing up for whether or not climate change is real.
One lawmaker, Senator James Inhofe, has even said it himself that climate change is a "hoax". But, before the vote yesterday, he told other lawmakers that what he meant by 'hoax' was "that there are people who think they are so arrogant and powerful that they can change the climate."
Hopefully this amendment will be the first of many to combat things in our world that are effecting the rapid climate change.