Good news from the NYT on Climate Change Politics

Good news from the NYT: “In a finding that could have implications for the 2016 presidential campaign, the poll also found that two-thirds of Americans say they are more likely to vote for political candidates who campaign on fighting climate change.”

An overwhelming majority, including nearly half of Republicans, back government steps to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The Times and others.
nytimes.com|By MARJORIE CONNELLY
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1 Response to Good news from the NYT on Climate Change Politics

  1. A great comment for NYT Comments:
    Timothy C
    Queens, New York 2 hours ago

    I hope this helps dispels the myth that Republicans as a whole are against the notion of anthropogenic climate change. As a conservative, I’ve long been of the opinion that Republicans hurt their election prospects by giving air time to members of the party who promote the strange notion that it’s either all a hoax, or some gross misunderstanding by the world’s leading scientists. When may not be a scientist, but I’m smart enough to listen patiently to what science has to say, and what I hear is beyond alarming. In the same vein, if my oncologist tells me I have cancer, I don’t insult his intelligence by claiming he’s a hoax. I get a second opinion from another expert. And with climate change, all the experts are all saying the same thing.

    For me, and for most Americans, climate change could have a big impact on our bottom lines. I don’t want to have to pay higher taxes down the line simply because our generation was too shortsighted to deal with the problem when it was still manageable and less expensive. Of course, I don’t like the idea of solving the problem with more government regulations, but there are other ways to spur the market to innovation by offering generous tax credits for renewable energy, which will also wean us off our remaining reliance on foreign energy.

    Lets also not forget that a changing climate means more wars, refugee populations, famines, pestilence, which America will undoubtedly get involved in. Let’s do our children a favor and prevent this.

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