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Dawn of the brain-dead Senate
GOP climate zombies deny science

Could they make the link any longer? 

A comprehensive Wonk Room survey  of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate finds that
nearly all dispute the scientific consensus that the United States must act to fight global warming pollution.
In May, 2010, the National Academies of Science reported to Congress that “the U.S. should act now
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions  and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts
of climate change” because global warming is “caused largely by human activities, and poses significant
risks for — and in many cases is already affecting — a broad range of human and natural systems.”

This finding is shared by scientific bodies around the world.

However, in the alternate reality of the fossil-fueled right wing, climate science is
confused or a conspiracy, and policies to limit pollution would destroy the economy.

Remarkably, of the dozens of Republicans vying for the 37 Senate seats in the 2010 election, only one
 — Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware — supports climate action. Even former climate advocates McCain
and Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) now toe the science-doubting party line. If Castle loses his primary to
TeabaggerChristine O’Donnell, the GOP slate will be unanimous in opposition to a green economy.

Many of the Senate candidates are signatories of the Koch Industries’ Americans For Prosperity
No Climate Tax pledge and the FreedomWorks Contract From America. The second plank of the
Contract From America is to “Reject Cap & Trade: Stop costly new regulations that would increase
unemployment, raise consumer prices, and weaken the nation’s global competitiveness with virtually
no impact on global temperatures.

I wish the Democrats would make this argument:

If WE are wrong, we're going to lose some money.
If YOU are wrong, we lose the Ozone Layer and your grandkids may die of skin cancer.

Are you sure you want to gamble with the lives of your grandchildren?

Christ, it's only the planet we live on and the air we breathe.
If Democrats aren't willing to fight for that - we got nothing.

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