Michele Bachmann calls carbon dioxide “a natural byproduct of nature.” Rick Santorum says climate change is “a beautifully concocted scheme.” Mitt Romney was against global warming before he decided he wasn’t sure of the cause.
In fact, all of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates, save Jon Huntsman, have expressed doubts about the existence and causes of global warming.
But just three years ago, both major party candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, pledged to cut greenhouse emissions dramatically.
Find out in my new story at The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media.
And don’t miss this spooky-yet-hilarious cartoon from the Perry campaign that suggests that Romney and Obama are “carbon copies” of each other.