Republicans and Democrats Together on Climate Florida

It's easy to forget that climate change hasn't always been  such a partisan issue. This is Mitt Romney, current Republican front-runner, in 2003: “I think the global warming debate is now pretty much over and people recognize the need associated with providing sources [of energy] which do not generate the heat that is currently provided by fossil fuels.”

Good luck trying to get him to say anything remotely similar today. The closer he gets to leading the Republicans in the next US election, the more he is distancing himself from climate policy.

But an article by Micheal Lemonick on Yale's E360 shows unlikely partnerships forming between Republicans and Democrats in the US as lower levels of government begin to tackle the need to climate proof their cities and counties.


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