Trump's climate stance clashes with emerging Republican climate strategy

Despite former President Trump's denial of climate science, some Republicans are advocating for policies to address global warming.

Emma Dumain and Timothy Cama reports for POLITICO.


In short:

  • Trump's climate change denial contrasts with a growing number of Republicans supporting climate action.
  • The Conservative Climate Caucus, representing over a third of House Republicans, is pushing for climate solutions.
  • Trump's potential nomination could hinder Republican efforts to improve their party's image on climate issues.

Key quote:

“I don’t think it’s a surprise to anybody that charting the course as a Republican to talk about climate has never been easy.”

— Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah), the chair and founder of the 82-member Conservative Climate Caucus

Why this matters:

The internal conflict within the Republican Party over climate change highlights the political complexities of addressing a global crisis. It underscores the need for bipartisan cooperation to effectively tackle climate challenges.

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