We don’t have a Ted Cruz problem on climate change. We have a GOP problem on climate change.

March 27, 2015 11:42 AM

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We don’t have a Ted Cruz problem on climate change. We have a GOP problem on climate change.

Ted Cruz has earned infamy for the self-regarding analogy he drew between his attacks on climate science and the work of Galileo — both, apparently, opposed the authoritarian non-science of their respective days. But what does the Texas senator really believe on climate change? And I don’t mean in the “is his ridiculous persona just a cynical act or some kind of performance art” sense, though that’s reasonable to wonder. What is his public stance on carbon dioxide’s effects on the planet and the necessity of acting to prevent major climatic changes? It’s pretty much the same as that of lots of other Republicans.

Cruz clearly bristles at the characterization that he is a climate “denier.” That might be because he doesn’t deny that the world has warmed. In fact, Cruz spokesman Phil Novack reminded The Post’s Fact Checker, Cruz voted with 97 other senators in January for an amendment asserting that “climate ch...

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