Congressional Republicans ignore even GOP voices on climate

June 23, 2014 1:18 PM

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Congressional Republicans ignore even GOP voices on climate

Last week, Senate Democrats invited the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency for Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan to testify on the climate crisis. They all agreed: global warming is real, humans are causing it, and policymakers have a responsibility to act.

The idea behind the hearing seemed reasonable: if congressional Republicans refuse to listen to scientists when it comes to climate science, maybe they’ll consider warnings from veterans of Republican administrations. It was a noble effort, but it didn’t work – GOP senators dismissed the former EPA ...

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