Why Republicans Still Reject the Science of Global Warming

One day in 2009, Henry Waxman, the Democratic congressman representing Santa Monica and Malibu, paid a visit to one of his Republican counterparts, a ruddy-faced Texan named Joe Barton. After Democrats had won back the House of Representatives the previous year, Waxman staged an intraparty coup and seized the chairman’s gavel of the Energy and Commerce committee, which oversees most legislation on the environment.

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