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UP4CLIMATE: Climate change all-nighter for Senate Democrats

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28 Democratic U.S. senators hit the floor Monday night, leading off a dusk-to-dawn climate change talk-a-thon that wrapped up early Tuesday morning.

Democratic leaders have no intention of bringing a climate bill to the floor this year, so the move is all about bringing attention to the issue. Senate Republicans criticized the "stunt," saying the legislation would force the elimination of jobs.

According to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, there were 7 weather and climate disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion each in the U.S. last year.

Minnesota senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken both participated in the all-night session.

"A number of my colleagues in Congress don't believe that human activities contribute to climate change," Franken said.

The debate was trending on Twitter, with the hashtag #Up4Climate

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