Climate change became a political issue when groups on the left saw in the issue the potential to accomplish many of their political objectives such as redistributing income, slowing population growth, and protecting wildlife and wilderness. Climate change was “the mother of all environmental scares.” It quickly became a partisan issue, with Democrats lining up in favor of taking immediate action, and Republicans lining up (a little later and not quite as uniformly) to question the need for such action.
Al Gore, a former U.S. Senator and Vice President, is one of the biggest advocates of global warming alarmism. He has counterparts in many other parts of the world. The United Nations was quickly brought into the debate and became a major funder and supporter of global warming alarmism when it became apparent that most of its members would benefit from income redistribution advocated in the name of “climate restitution.”
The political debate encompasses international treaties, the positions taken by recent Presidents, efforts by Congress to influence EPA, and state initiatives.
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