Reid on climate change: ‘People’s lives are at risk’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that the climate change debate should be based on “sound science.”

“How can you deny what’s going on — look at the storms,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “People’s lives are at risk.”

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On Tuesday, the administration released a report that concluded human-generated climate change is having dramatic effects on every part of the nation.

Reid also continued his vilification of conservative billionaires David and Charles Koch, saying they’re “trashing the planet.”

“Charles and David Koch continue to ignore climate change. Why because it makes them money,” Reid said. “The Kochs are pumping millions of dollars into campaigns against legislation that is good for the environment. … We’re considering an energy efficiency bill right now, who is fighting against that — the Koch brothers.”

The Koch brothers have made their billions from the oil industry.

The Senate is considering a bipartisan energy efficiency bill but Republican are expected to block it because Reid won't allow them to offer amendments.