11 Jan '12, 11pm

Mitt vs. Mitt, Newt vs. Newt: GOP Candidates Debate Themselves on Climate Change (Video)

Mitt Debates Mitt on Climate from Sierra Club National on Vimeo . Climate change has devolved into an ideological litmus test for the Republican Party; if you agree with the science, you're out. But that wasn't always the case. Nay, there was a time, just a short while ago, when a Republican could openly discuss climate change without getting booed and chased from the rafters. But an ideological orthodoxy set in – originating from the goadings of the fossil fuel companies and its think tanks, and championed by Fox News and the conservative punditry – that climate change was a hoax. And hoaxes don't need addressing. Hoaxes don't demand pollution restrictions or efficiency requirements or preference for cleaner sources of energy. So that's what you're seeing here: Politicians who clearly understood the scientific consensus view of climate change but did not yet understand th...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/mitt-vs-mitt-new...

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