Climate hawks make global warming denial into campaign issue
Cross-posted from the Wonk Room.
The 2010 campaign season has seen a horde of climate zombies shuffling towards Washington, D.C. — hundreds of Republican candidates who question the threat of greenhouse pollution as a scientific conspiracy or hoax. A few Democrats have fought back against the Tea Party anti-science wave, making the argument that people who choose oil propaganda over scientific fact might not be the best leaders for this nation. Surveying the races, the Wonk Room has found climate hawks taking a stand for sanity against the climate zombies from coast to coast, including Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.), taking it to their challengers in debates, press conferences, and campaign ads: