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Republicans Who Can’t Ignore Climate Change Seek GOP Solutions

April 11, 2019, 2:01 PM

Texas Senator John Cornyn, who once voted against a measure that said climate change was man-made, is now helping fellow Republicans craft legislation to combat global warming through “energy innovation.”

“Coming up with lower emissions is a good thing,” Cornyn said in an interview.

John Cornyn
Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

He’s not alone. With the exception of President Donald Trump, Republicans have largely gone from ignoring or expressing doubt about climate change to acknowledging the scientific consensus in the face of growing public alarm over storms and wildfires and pressure to come up with an alternative to progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal.”

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