global warming

A GOP sea change on climate? Not quite
 

The GOP has long been known as the party of climate change denial, but some Republican lawmakers have been coming around to the idea that climate change is caused by human activity.

“I don’t think it’s a sign of weakness to evaluate new science, new information and new tech, and come to different conclusions,” said Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, one of a handful of Republican lawmakers hoping to push their party in the direction of addressing climate change.

Watch: Matt Gaetz unveils ‘Green Real Deal’
 

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz unveiled the so-called Green Real Deal, a conservative resolution to combat climate change, named to mimic the often-derided Green New Deal heralded by many Democrats. The plan calls for investment in alternative energy technology, including solar and nuclear. 

Whitehouse, Waxman Offer to School McConnell on Climate Change

Whitehouse, right, and former Vice President Al Gore (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Two congressional Democrats are offering to school Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on climate change after the Kentucky Republican questioned whether the earth is warming.  

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., wrote to McConnell offering to have him meet with climate scientists to discuss the threat of climate change.