Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has created a Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis to investigate how special interests are promoting climate denial and what communities can to protect themselves from climate change. Schumer tried to get the Senate to create a bipartisan committee, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wouldn’t let that idea come to a vote. The Democrat committee is a counterpart to a similar, but bipartisan, special committee that Speaker Nancy Pelosi created in the House of Representatives.