Presidential Politics And Climate Change: How Will Voters Assess Candidates?

March 26, 2015 6:19 PM

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If Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t take climate change seriously, should the American electorate give his 2016 bid any credence? Whereas the history among those who doubt the science had, generally, been flat-out denial, the trend now is to say that they lack the science background to make such determinations.

Not so for Cruz, who insists that the science doesn’t support the underlying hypothesis — that the earth’s warming is because of human action, like the burning of coal and oil. It’s an odd stance, given that the vast majority of the globe’s climate scientists have said there is a direct tie between ...

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