2011-03-16 02:26:53Republicans for Environmental Protection
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Revkin has an interesting interview with this group.  They differentiate between traditional conservatives, who want a lean and efficient government, and libertarians, who want a lean and weak government.  With most current Republican politicians fitting the latter category.  Revkin asks them to name Republican politicians who embrace science, and they name a couple retired guys.  They claim there are Republican politicians who value science and environment, but who remain silent (and vote in lock step with the anti-science group).

Anyway, it's an interesting article, and relevant in light of the recent discussions of Republican politicians and their anti-science behavior.

2011-03-16 03:34:31climate denial
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And while I'm on the subject, Democrats have tried to include a few amendments to the legislation in question.  One from Waxman merely says that climate change is happening.

"Congress accepts the scientific finding of the Environmental Protection Agency that 'warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level"

Every single Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee (31) voted against this, and every other science-related amendment.  They can't even acknowledge that the climate is changing.