Sunday, January 11, 2015

If case you wondered ...

Of 247 Republican members of the House of Representatives, 131 are climate science deniers. Thirty-nine of the 54 Republican Senators fall in the same category.

With the retirement of Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson last year and the defeat of Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu in December, we've seen the last of prominent Democrats who were outright deniers. But there remain plenty who are reliant on campaign contributions from oil interests, coal mining firms, and energy companies. Still, as David Roberts patiently explains we can assume that

... the rightmost elected Dem is to the left of the leftmost elected Republican.

So if we want action to prevent the worst effects of climate change, We the People are going to have to work for more and better Democrats, while continuing to beat up on the ones we do elect.

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