The US Republican Party is the only elected, conservative political party in the world to deny or dismiss climate science. In fact, as Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and company mount an avowed campaign to actively sabotage the Paris climate negotiations, the UK's Guardian newspaper says they have become real-life 'climate supervillains. ”
Since its inception, the competitive strength of our nation has been our advancement of science, and that our public policy generally follows in the same direction as that science. But now, Republicans are marching en masse in the opposite direction, back to the Stone Age, and the heyday of the Neanderthals. In all the 2015 Republican presidential debates to this point, the climate crisis has been addressed for all of four minutes.