12 Aug '11, 9pm

It's Official: The GOP Field Will Have No Environmental Defender

To get a sense of how radicalized environmental politics has come in just three years, just take a look at the onetime GOP leader discussing, openly, his thoughts on climate change: Now, John McCain was no environmental champion -- and yet he endorsed an eminently reasonable, market-driven solution to mitigating the climate crisis. Today, the two candidates -- John Huntsman and Mitt Romney -- who even acknowledge the existence of climate change are nonetheless rushing to convince voters that they will do nothing about it. At the debates last night, Michele Bachmann assailed Tim Pawlenty for ever having tried to put a price on carbon or enact green policies. Pawlenty has since backtracked to the point where he not only considers addressing climate change "a mistake" but engages in outright denial that it is happening. Also in the full-fledged denial corner are Herman Cain, ...

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