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CLIMATE CHANGE NEEDS A GLOBAL SOLUTION
(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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                 CLIMATE CHANGE NEEDS A GLOBAL SOLUTION

  (Mr. GRIFFITH of Virginia asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. GRIFFITH of Virginia. Ladies and gentlemen, I join you today to 
share an amusing note that one of my constituents posted on Facebook 
recently. He said:

       I carved my pumpkin, and it was snowing outside. Today, I 
     dyed Easter eggs, and it's snowing outside. Congratulations, 
     Mr. President. You've solved global warming.

  Now, that's amusing. Climate change is a serious issue, but we must 
recognize that we do not have this planet all to ourselves and that, 
when the Chinese are increasing elevenfold their profits on the 
production of coal, when they, in fact, have become the number one coal 
producer, when their equipment is about 30 to 50 percent less efficient 
than ours, we cannot solve this problem without a global solution, and 
we must have the Chinese act.
  We've done our part in going down this road to solve problems. We 
need the Chinese to act as well.

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