Facts & Figures: American Republicans May Be Alone on Climate Change

cigaretteman

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Among many other things:

A study has found that the Republican Party in the United States lags behind conservative parties worldwide when it comes to accepting the reality of climate change, Tom Jacobs of Pacific Standard reports. The study’s author examined the platforms of the top conservative parties in each of nine countries — the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Canada and New Zealand — and found that the Republican Party here was the only one to deny the existence of human-caused climate change.

Conservative parties in other countries aren’t necessarily committed to fighting climate change effectively, the study found. “Still,” writes Mr. Jacobs, “once you agree on a premise — climate change is happening, and it’s worrisome — you can debate over the best technological approaches to tackle it, or what combination of government regulations and market forces will be most effective. That sort of substantive debate between political parties is, sadly, not possible in the U.S., at least for now.”

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Titus Andronicus

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Sometimes you have to get out in front of things ... simply put, it is called leadership.

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What you are referring to as a "Substantive debate" is for the most part gibberish. It is simply a bunch of people pointing to other people who they designate as experts, and saying "That guy is an expert and you should listen to what he says." ...

You should review/reread a couple of popular fables that are still relevant to this "debate."

One is the legend of Chicken little and the other is the story called "The Emperor's New Clothes."