03 Oct '11, 9pm

Republican 'Warmist': "I No Longer Believe There Can be Common Ground Between Conservatives and Environmentalists"

Republican 'Warmist': "I No Longer Believe There Can be Common Ground Between Conservatives and Environmentalists"

Photo: House GOP Leader via Flickr/CC BY D.R. Tucker, a Republican writer and radio show host, made a splash when he announced on Frum Forum that he had 'converted' to accepting the overwhelming scientific evidence that humans are causing the planet to warm. When I profiled his conversion in this Slate piece a few months ago, he was experiencing the backlash from breaking with GOP orthodoxy on the issue. His peers labeled him a 'warmist', and worse. Now, after having been put through the gauntlet, he's gleaned some key insights: "I've reluctantly concluded that the conservative pundits who repeatedly and forcefully deny the accuracy of climate science will never change their views ... I no longer believe there can be common ground between conservatives and environmentalists." Strong words. They come from Tucker's most recent piece , which was published over at Climate Croc...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/republican-warmis...

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