18 Apr '11, 5pm

Washington Post stunner: "The GOP’s climate-change denial may be its most harmful delusion."

Washington Post stunner: "The GOP’s climate-change denial may be its most harmful delusion."

The Republican self-deception that draws the most attention is the refusal to believe that Barack Obama is American-born. But there are Republican doctrinal fantasies that may be more dangerous: the conviction that taxes can always go down, but never up, for example, and the gathering consensus among Republican leaders that human-caused climate change does not exist…. The climate change denialism is a newer part of the catechism. Just a few years ago, leading Republicans — John McCain, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty among them — not only accepted global warming as real but supported some kind of market-based mechanism to raise the cost of burning fossil fuels . Now polls show declining numbers of Republicans believing in climate change , and a minority of those believing humans are at fault, so the candidates are scrambling to disavow their past p...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/18/washington-post-hia...

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