R L Miller’s post at Daily Kos looks at the Republican positions on climate science in six states, including Idaho.

This is not a complete project. If you can add anything on candidates’ positions that would be interesting.  R L asked us for some help, but we were not able to give him much.

Stupid Goes Viral: Climate Zombies of HI, ID, MN, MT, OR, WY. By R L Miller

Senator Crapo is one of Idaho’s U.S. Senators. He is running for re-election this year, and looks very solid for winning over Democrat Tom Sullivan.  On Crapo: “In Idaho, Senator Mike Crapo believes that ‘While there is no dispute over the fact that the Earth’s climate has changed many times over the planet’s history, the underlying cause of these climactic shifts is ultimately not well-understood and is a matter of vigorous debate.’ “

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Stupid Goes Viral: Climate Zombies of HI, ID, MN, MT, OR, WY

  1. avatar RLMiller says:

    Thanks for posting. I’ve been looking at every single GOP candidate/incumbent in House, Senate, and Governor in America over the course of the last few weeks, and tracking their attitude toward climate science (not the cap and trade bill). By now I’ve completed 25 states, including all west of the Continental Divide, and have found 6 candidates/incumbents who acknowledge in some fashion that global warming is real, including Mike Simpson (ID-02). If you’re interested in knowing more, a list of states already covered is in the first comment to the linked piece.

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