Ah for it to be several weeks ago when I was weighing the merits of the top Democratic candidates’ climate platforms and wondering whether Hillary Clinton was green enough.
The GOP field, in comparison to that — and in comparison to any rational world in which people refrain from quibbling with the scientific consensus on issues they don’t understand — is a hot pile of climate-denying garbage.
Their reluctance to take action on one of the most pressing issues of our time takes many forms from shutting their ears and singing ‘lalalalalala’ (metaphorically of course) any time the topic comes up to tiptoeing up to the edge of admitting we might have a problem here … and then praying the Koch brothers didn’t overhear. The truth is no one on the right is up to the challenge of averting the ‘severe pervasive and irreversible’ consequences of greenhouse gas emissions.
But as the primaries heat up – here’s our guide to where they stand.