Sharp divide on climate change between Democrats and Republicans.
Democrats think climate change is a greater threat than ISIS. Republicans call this “the triumph of extremism over common sense.” Democrats think climate change is a “real and urgent threat.” Republicans: “Climate change is far from this nation’s most pressing national security issue.” Democrats want to prosecute global warming skeptics. Republicans think we have the right to free speech. Democrats call for setting a price on greenhouse gas emissions. Republicans: Raising taxes on carbon-based fuels is a bad idea. Democrats want to force us to generate half of our electricity from “clean sources” within 10 years. Republicans: People should have the right to choose. Democrats want to force us to reduce greenhouse emissions (reduce carbon-based fuels) by more than 80%** within 35 years. Republicans: People should have the right to choose. Democrats call for taxes and regulations that create incentives for renewable energy. (i.e. raise the cost of coal, natural gas, gasoline, oil, and any electricity generated by those sources.) Republicans: Environmental problems are best solved with “incentives for human ingenuity … not through top-down, command-and-control regulations.” Democrats want to shut down the nation’s coal-fired power plants and bankrupt the coal industry. Republicans support proven and safe technology to develop our enormous oil and natural gas deposits, create millions of jobs and generate billions in revenues. Democrats call for the Clean Power Plan to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. (The plan was stayed by the Supreme Court in February.) Republicans say they will abolish the Clean Power Plan. Democrats support the Paris climate accord. Republicans flatly reject he Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.” Democrats: Increase regulatory powers of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Republicans: Dismantle the EPA as it now exists. Turn environmental regulation over to the states. Democrats oppose the Keystone pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. Republicans: Allow completion of the Keystone pipeline. Democrats say global warming is too important to wait for democracy. Republicans question the scientific integrity of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ** More than 80% below 2005 levels.
When it comes to non-climate issues, here are a few more outstanding differences:
Democratics have adopted many of the socialist big-government policies championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders. Republicans want smaller government and fewer regulations. Democrats: Increase the number of Syrian immigrants far above today’s level. Republicans: Drastically reduce the flow. And then there’s gun control.
Democrats want to take your guns.
Republicans want you to keep your guns
Via Ice Age Now