23 Feb '12, 4am

Republican Climate Scientists Can't Get GOP Politicians to Return Their Calls

Republican Climate Scientists Can't Get GOP Politicians to Return Their Calls

Believe it or not, there are Republican climate scientists out there—but their elected leaders just won't listen to them. There's been a sharp rightward drift in the GOP since the rise of the Tea Party, and one of the issues they've hammered hardest is climate change. In the grip of the Tea Party GOP, it's become standard practice to proclaim global warming a hoax (see: Rick Santorum) to prove one's ideological purity. So for the last three years, the prospect of enacting the needed political reforms to limit greenhouse gas emissions has dimmed severely, thanks largely to Republican opposition—even while the party's own scientists have been doing their best to sound the alarm. Inside Climate News has: tracked down a handful of leading climate and environmental scientists who have done so and are registered Republican or have a majority of their values in line with the part...

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