The Politics of Climate Change

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The graphic on the left is by THINKPROGESS.ORG

This is a subject that I don’t like to write about. If I write that one party is responsible for inaction on climate change then that party will point to those in the other party that are blocking action. Much can be said about other issues like gun legislation, immigration, bank reform, etc. But if you take a broad look, you see that one party is mostly responsible for inaction. The bulk of that party doesn’t even believe that climate change is real.

“The last session of the House of Representatives, from 2011 to 2012, was the most conservative in more than 60 years, according to the Brookings Institution.
The think tank, along with the American Enterprise Institute, released a trove of data last week—the annual update to the Vital Statistics on Congress—and the data show a stunning shift to the right…

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