As the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) quieted another series of dire warnings about climate change, it’s worth noting how Republicans and Democrats really feel about the subject, how businesses think about it and what’s driving their assessment. Moreover, there’s a solution that even conservatives will appreciate.
The recent controversy occurred when the USDA was accused of burying another series of concerns about how climate change will hurt farmers. Additionally, there were orders to trim all science advisory boards and moves to cut money for agricultural research which show policymakers are dismissing scientific evidence, to the country’s peril.
A Majority of Republicans Believe in Climate Change
Climate change used to be an issue that divided Americans along partisan lines. That’s not the case anymore, as majorities in both parties, plus independents, have accepted the science—even if bureaucratic leaders haven’t.
Even Republicans Are Aware That Climate Change Is Happening