Climate Hawk: GOP Will "Pay In The Future" For Ignoring Climate Change
"I'm hoping we can convince Republicans that this is a big generational issue and, like being on the wrong side of immigration and gay rights, there will be a huge political crisis to pay in the future for being on the wrong side of climate change," said Whitehouse, the Democratic junior Senator from Rhode Island, in an interview with BuzzFeed.Von Storch/Krauss New Book: “Global Society Doesn’t Need Politicized Science Calling For A 2°C Target”
"There is absolutely no doubt that climate change is going to be a dominant political issue before long," Whitehouse added. "People who have been recalcitrant servants of the pollutants industry will end up being disgraced and swept out of office."
The question, he said, is "whether or not the timeline for that is soon enough that we can actually do something."
That Whitehouse believes climate change could be a winning electoral issue shows just how far the issue has come since 2006, when former Al Gore was global warming's lone crusader, and Davis Guggenheim's blockbuster documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth, was just barely dragging climate change onto the national stage.
But the argument could also be wishful thinking on Whitehouse's part
The inflationary announcements of the climate catastrophe led to a loss of credibility in science.Twitter / ForecastFacts: #dothemath. If we don't keep ...