Republican Climate Change

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When it comes to the topic of Climate change in the presidential campaign, most of us will agree that the Republicans need to concentrate on climate change and give it top most priority since climate change is indeed one of the leading concerns in world economics and politics today. The latest results from the UTA Energy Poll show that more than three out of every four Americans think climate change is occurring (Poll: 76…). In a recent poll, it was found that 59% of Republicans changed their views regarding climate change which is up from the previous poll of 47% (Davenport). Whereas most Republicans are convinced that the issue of climate change should be a priority for all the government in the USA, there are still a few Republican presidential…show more content…
For the Republicans, the climate will continue to change in light of the need to progress and expand the national and global economies. An attempt to reduce carbon emission into the atmosphere will lead to a destruction of the economy, raise the rate of unemployment, and subject Americans to poverty. This is what is known today as the Republican moderate position on climate change, held by presidential hopefuls like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie (Porter). This view completely overlooks what is the deeper problem of climate…show more content…
Their arguments based on the economic needs of the Americans are driven by their political ambitions rather than a radical position on important political and leadership matters. As the Republicans seem to be more radical about addressing the economic needs of the people today, they will be forced to apply the same level of aggression in addressing climate change concerns. Putting a price on carbon emissions, the preferred prescription of economists across the political spectrum, could fit well within the Republican canon (Porter). It may cost the United States today, however, it will help to create a long-term economy that guarantees productivity for the current and future generations. In light of this internal party division and indecisiveness over the issue, it is important to put political ambitions and interests for the greater good of the country and the citizens of that country today and in the future. Bringing attention to climate change should reinforce the Democratic advantage among groups like educated professionals, young people and all of whom helped form the Obama coalition. If Democrats and climate hawks keep pushing the GOP on the issue, it could ultimately force Republicans to accept climate science and embrace climate action, just as years of successful Republican attacks on Democrats coerced them into supporting harsh anti-crime and
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