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Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 5:28 pm

Speaking in the most general terms this country's political parties have each taken up one side in the climate debate; with Democrats typically in favor of policies to reduce emissions and incentivize renewable forms of energy to mitigate climate change, while Republicans typically arguing that these policies just add more taxes and hurt the economy. Underlying this is the basic assumption that Democrats believe climate change is really happening, is a real threat, and the science behind it is undisputable. Conversely the perception is that Republicans think man made climate change is all a bunch of hogwash and either can't be proved or is completely debatable at this point that there is no reason to act.

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