05 Jan '12, 8pm

Dot Earth Blog: Still Searching for Republicans With Climate Concerns: A fresh look at Republican presidential c...

The Climate Desk , a collaborative journalism project of Mother Jones and several other publications, has produced a video searching in vain for a Republican presidential candidate willing to make any science-based statements on climate. The punchy piece largely supports the conclusion of various analysts that global warming has matured as a litmus-test issue for conservatives, right up there with gun rights. In essence, you can’t be a Republican and be for action of any kind to stem greenhouse gases. (The inverse does not appear true for liberals. President Obama has certainly demonstrated of late that you can be a liberal, at least on social and fiscal issues , and be mute on what I last year called “the C word .”) Toward the end of the video you hear from a truly rare species, a New Hampshire conservative who sees climate change as important. Then comes Kerry Emanuel , ...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/still-search...

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