19 May '11, 12am

Is climate sanity the kiss of death for Republican presidential candidates?

Is climate sanity the kiss of death for Republican presidential candidates?

Beware the kiss of death. Even after backing away from his previous support for cap-and-trade programs, Jon Huntsman is getting slammed by the right wing. His treasonous crime? Daring to suggest that climate scientists might be right. Not that they are right, mind you, and not that we should do anything in response to their warnings, but just that there are enough climate scientists saying the same thing that it might be worth listening. And even that sentiment, expressed in an interview with Time , was understated: This [climate change] is an issue that ought to be answered by the scientific community; I'm not a meteorologist. All I know is 90 percent of the scientists say climate change is occurring. If 90 percent of the oncological community said something was causing cancer we'd listen to them. I respect science and the professionals behind the science so I tend to thi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/election-2012/2011-05-18-climate-san...

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