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    "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    Politico article written by Republican House Representative Francis Rooney.
    I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real.

    I’m a conservative Republican and I believe climate change is real. It’s time for my fellow Republicans in Congress to stop treating this environmental threat as something abstract and political and recognize that it’s already affecting their constituents in their daily lives....

    I’m from a coastal district that is directly affected by these issues every day. In fact, my home state of Florida is ground zero for the adverse effects of climate change. As these extreme weather events increase in frequency and intensity, Congress — especially my Republican colleagues — needs to recognize the costs, disruptions and global security risks that climate change will bring to both our domestic and foreign policy, and the federal budget.


    Rooney is an outlier in the Republican party, but hopefully not for too much longer.
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    Re: "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    Politico article written by Republican House Representative Francis Rooney.
    I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real.

    Iím a conservative Republican and I believe climate change is real. Itís time for my fellow Republicans in Congress to stop treating this environmental threat as something abstract and political and recognize that itís already affecting their constituents in their daily lives....

    Iím from a coastal district that is directly affected by these issues every day. In fact, my home state of Florida is ground zero for the adverse effects of climate change. As these extreme weather events increase in frequency and intensity, Congress ó especially my Republican colleagues ó needs to recognize the costs, disruptions and global security risks that climate change will bring to both our domestic and foreign policy, and the federal budget.


    Rooney is an outlier in the Republican party, but hopefully not for too much longer.
    I am not going to call him an idiot,....yet. He is misinformed, badly.
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    Re: "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I am not going to call him an idiot,....yet. He is misinformed, badly.
    Another case of projection. Deniers know they don't know ****ing **** about what actually goes on in climate science and couldn't understand more than maybe 1/10th of a peer-reviewed paper anywhere in that diverse field. As usual, the clueless automatically reach for calling the other side clueless. And as back up, they can always demand someone "prove" AGW is real, then obstinately announce every last bit of proof isn't sufficient to their exacting and Godly standards.

    The simple fact of the matter is that deniers project awareness of their own ignorance as a psychological maladaptive (defensive) response.




    Ok, that's not counting the ones who realize their profound ignorance and do not actually embrace the laughable CT that it's a "hoax" (to...what? Scientists conspiring to get taxes raised on themselves? DERP), but instead are motivated purely by selfishness: they know the real **** won't hit the fan until they're dead, so their children and grandchildren can go pound sand. They want theirs.

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    Re: "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    Yep, that damn climate changes alright....regularly.
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    Re: "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    Politico article written by Republican House Representative Francis Rooney.
    I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real.

    I’m a conservative Republican and I believe climate change is real. It’s time for my fellow Republicans in Congress to stop treating this environmental threat as something abstract and political and recognize that it’s already affecting their constituents in their daily lives....

    I’m from a coastal district that is directly affected by these issues every day. In fact, my home state of Florida is ground zero for the adverse effects of climate change. As these extreme weather events increase in frequency and intensity, Congress — especially my Republican colleagues — needs to recognize the costs, disruptions and global security risks that climate change will bring to both our domestic and foreign policy, and the federal budget.


    Rooney is an outlier in the Republican party, but hopefully not for too much longer.
    Kudos to Representative Rooney and welcome to the 21st century.


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    Re: "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    Republican Politicians like Rooney, as well as any Democrats, have a strong tendency to change their presentation on the many issues based on real life happenings in their district and state.

    Iíll still take our 2-party system over any system that has anywhere from 3 to 12 viable parties. Realistically, it will most likely take the disappearance of my Boomer generation, along with the Silent generation.
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    Re: "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    I applaud Francis Rooney for not taking the easy route and just deny because it is easy for his position as a Republican. It shows maturity and intelligence.

    Some conservatives can be shown all the evidence in the world and they'll dismiss every bit of it because they don't trust the scientists. It is no different than the anti-vaxxers and creationists.
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    Re: "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Yep, that damn climate changes alright....regularly.
    You are exactly who MR Person is talking about.
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    Re: "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    My sister is a director at a large child advocacy group that has only donated to the Democratic Party, most recently giving nearly $90,000. They never Skype or use anything like GoToMeeting. They always insist on making people drive and fly to countless meetings. When I did reality TV, we Skyped all the time and for a "travel" TV show, traveled far less than social workers.

    I wonder what effect we would have if we just did lots more working from home or if we cut back the work week? How much fossil fuel wouldn't be burned on a 4 day work week?
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    Re: "I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real."

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    Politico article written by Republican House Representative Francis Rooney.
    I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real.

    I’m a conservative Republican and I believe climate change is real. It’s time for my fellow Republicans in Congress to stop treating this environmental threat as something abstract and political and recognize that it’s already affecting their constituents in their daily lives....

    I’m from a coastal district that is directly affected by these issues every day. In fact, my home state of Florida is ground zero for the adverse effects of climate change. As these extreme weather events increase in frequency and intensity, Congress — especially my Republican colleagues — needs to recognize the costs, disruptions and global security risks that climate change will bring to both our domestic and foreign policy, and the federal budget.


    Rooney is an outlier in the Republican party, but hopefully not for too much longer.
    "I'm a politician an I'll say pretty much anything that my donors and my constituents, but mostly my donors, want me to say!"

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