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In 50-49 vote, US Senate says climate change not caused by humans

Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:35
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In 50-49 vote, US Senate says climate change not caused by humans | 22 Jan 2015 | The Senate rejected the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared 2014 the hottest year ever recorded on Earth. The Republican-controlled Senate defeated a measure Wednesday stating that climate change is real and that human activity significantly contributes to it. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, offered the measure as the Senate debated the Keystone XL pipeline, which would tap the carbon-intensive oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta. The Senate voted 50-49 on the measure, which required 60 votes in order to pass.

[Because the human subject is able to make the world from the world she finds, she is ever plagued with confusion regarding Actuality. Why does the world now confront her as if an implacable foe? Why does it confront him as something alien, something that he has not made and which he cannot now change?
Two errors derive from this confrontation. The first is fatalism. The object world is beyond her control. Actuality represents imperial forces that overwhelm the subject and demand his submission. To deny is quixotic and insane. She concludes that her will is illusion and that the real, the Actual, reigns supreme.
The second error is denial. The object world that confronts him does not really exist as such. It represents an illusion to which she must not lend credence. To avow it is a kind of idolatry. He concedes that his senses present false conclusions and the "real," the Actual, is a lie that must be denied by a faith in a better world, which remains the only truth, a truth, albeit, which is always deferred.
Both errors derive from the same fundamentally flawed premise. And, both errors also represent the truth. The flawed premise is that he has had nothing to do with the world that confronts him. It merely is, or, fundamentally, is not. The truth that both acknowledge is identical to the flawed premise. It is true that the Actuality that now confronts the subject is something that lies beyond her power to change. In this sense, for the human subject, it is also thus true that it is fundamentally alien, not hers -- that is, as far as it regards his will, an illusion.
The two conclusions yield the same result in practice. Since the Actual is either implacable fact, or illusion, the active will is pointless.
One problem is this: the Actual that he now faces is the past in which he has acted, or failed to act. It is the result of his actions. Yet it also does now confront her as an alien object world, either beyond her power to alter, or utterly unreal in terms of her intentions. And the Actual that he will face, will be the present of a past that is happening now.
The second and most important problem is this: the subject referred to here is not just any person. It is the world-historical subject, and the world-historical subject is that subject whose will has consequence in the Actual, the subject that is the acting will of a particular historical moment. --MDR]


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