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Political Affiliation Affects How People Perceive Extreme Weather

Weather events like unseasonably warm days or epic snowstorms should be a convincing argument for climate change. But according to a new study in Nature Climate Change, how people perceive the weather has a lot to do with their political beliefs. Respondents were polled in March 2012, just after an unusually warm winter. As outlined […]

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The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax

Historically, the concept of a carbon tax has been something a nonstarter, given conservatives’ deep-seated antipathy to the idea of raising taxes. But that could change, if conservatives come to see why a carbon tax may not be so antithetical to their values after all. In a recent op ed, thinktank director Ian Adam outlines a rationale for why conservatives […]

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New Analysis: Red States and Blue States Agree We Need Action on Climate Change

Conventional wisdom (and research) tells us that Republicans and Democrats are about as far apart in their views on climate change as you can get. But a new meta-analysis of polling data recently featured in The Huffington Post suggests a different story. The analysis, conducted by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC), a joint project of the […]

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Republican Meteorologist: Top Ten Reasons to Accept Reality on the Climate

Paul Douglas, Chief Meteorologist for WeatherNation TV, has a strong message for his fellow Republicans: accept the reality of climate change because we don’t have time to continue to deny what is happening. In his article below, Douglas counters the typical Republican arguments (“there’s debate on the science”; “it’s an aberration”; “weather has always been […]

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My Road to Damascus: Coming to Terms with Climate Change

In this article, Michael Stafford, author and former Republican Party officer, makes an announcement similar to fellow conservative D.R. Tucker, admitting that the facts of climate change are undeniable and says “rejection of proven science in favor of a form of ideologically driven magical thinking by the GOP is extremely unfortunate, and unnecessary.” He expresses […]

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Scientist proves conservatism and belief in climate change aren't incompatible

Scientist proves conservatism and belief in climate change aren’t incompatible

In this article by Neela Banerjee, she features politically conservative scientists speaking against the popular Republican “agenda of denial” philosophy on climate change.  They describe climate change as fact, and not a subjective ideological topic or politically dividing, debatable issue.  They make the case that all Americans need to address it together. (more…)

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56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too

56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too

A poll released today by Rasmussen Reports reveals that since the recent cap on the Gulf oil spill, Americans are still more in favor of offshore (56%) and deepwater (47%) drilling than against it, yet they also have concerns about the environment as well. 72% are at least a little concerned that new offshore oil […]

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