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Robert Brulle: Inside the Climate Change "Countermovement"
A sociologist at Drexel University, Robert Brulle's research focuses on the strategy of what he calls "the climate change countermovement." Brulle says the movement "has had a real political and ecological impact on the failure of the world to act" on global warming.
October 23, 2012
Tim Phillips: The Case Against Climate Legislation
Legislation to combat climate change would be devastating for families and businesses, resulting in "higher taxes, lost jobs," and "less freedom," says Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity.
October 23, 2012
Bob Inglis: Climate Change and the Republican Party
In 2010, Republican Bob Inglis lost his bid for reelection after telling a radio host that he believed humans were contributing to climate change. "The most enduring heresy that I committed was saying the climate change is real, and let's do something about it," he told FRONTLINE.
October 23, 2012
Steve Coll: How Exxon Shaped the Climate Debate
ExxonMobil has driven a wedge into the debate around global warming by fueling doubts in the public mind about whether climate science is legitimate, says Steve Coll, a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.
October 23, 2012
Andrew Dessler: Science and the Politics of Climate Change
An expert on how clouds relate to a warming planet, Texas A&M scholar Andrew Dessler became a target of climate science critics following an interview he gave to The New York Times. "Science is what science is," Dessler says. "Nature doesn’t care what your political persuasion is."
October 23, 2012
How Does Climate Change Factor into Decision 2012?
Last election season, presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain agreed that climate change was a critical issue demanding urgent attention. Four years later, both candidates Obama and Mitt Romney barely discuss climate change.
October 23, 2012
Timeline: The Politics of Climate Change
For more than three decades, the politics surrounding climate change in the United States have been characterized by an often deep partisan divide.
October 23, 2012
Beyond U.S., Climate Politics Stir Parallel Battles
A bruising fight over cap-and-trade legislation in Australia stands as a reminder that despite broad scientific consensus on global warming, an unsettled political debate over the issue is not unique to the U.S.
October 23, 2012
How Al Gore Galvanized the Climate Change Movement -- On Both Sides
When it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006, "An Inconvenient Truth" -- the blockbuster documentary about former Vice President Al Gore's crusade to draw attention to the threat of global warming -- received three standing ovations.
October 23, 2012
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