United we sand
Republicans stampede toward climate denial

head in the sandLike creationists in Kansas, nearly every Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate this year — and half of all Republicans who’ll be in the U.S. Congress next year — dispute the scientific consensus on climate change. Even John McCain, who just two years ago ran for president on a platform of climate action, got all denial-y this year. It’s like evolution … but backwards!

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