Climate change is focus of trip

The Baltimore Sun

WASHINGTON -- Maryland's U.S. senators returned from a weekend trip to Greenland, saying action is needed to curb the effects of global warming.

Democratic Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski joined eight Senate colleagues on the taxpayer-funded trip to view what they said were they effects of climate change. Included was a boat tour of Disko Bay.

"Every year, the ice breaks off earlier and earlier, and the mouth of the bay, it gets wider and wider. And the amount of ice loss is accelerating at a pretty alarming rate," Cardin said yesterday. He is backing legislation to cap carbon dioxide emissions.

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