Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) said in 2010 that he opposed action on climate change because “the Earth will end only when God declares it to be over.” He is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. Think this is an anomaly? Have you seen some of the things said by the top three majority members of the House Science Committee? But this study by the University of Colorado is especially disturbing. It found that belief in the imminence of biblical end-times correlates very strongly with and was a major motivating factor behind resistance to curbing climate change.http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/01/belief-in-end-times-stifling-climate-change-action-in-u-s-study/
This does not mean that all Republicans are like this! Nor are all "climate skeptics" motivated by a rejection of science. But when this is the company you keep, isn't it worth considering a possibility? Like rebelling against this death spiral and militantly seeking the resurrection of the far different conservatism? That of Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley?
It already happened once, long ago. Miracles DO happen!http://www.davidbrin.com/1947.html