They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session

Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewed effort to pass legislation curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

"We have a simple message for all Americans: We're not going to rest until Congress acts on the most pressing issue of our time," said Sen. Brian Schatz, a freshman Democrat from Hawaii, who organized the all-nighter on the Senate floor.

The overnight session is meant to "make sure everybody across the nation knows we're taking this seriously, and that there is a stirring in the Senate on this issue," said Schatz. Participants said they will make the point that climate change is "real, caused by humans, happening now, and it is solvable," he said. "We are the cause, but we are also the solution."

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