As the average person can see climate change right before their eyes, and the evidence our carbon footprint is contributing becomes better understood, the Republican Party is losing ground within its own ranks in denial.
People can see the cost of doing something about climate change is not nearly as big as the damage caused by it. The majority is turning against the know nothing, do nothing attitude that prevails within the Party.
The relationships between cause and effect in science is often not simple and, even more often, difficult to explain. This is especially difficult when several variables are changing at once and some are potential causes and others are not.
From what I understand in the field, the weather we find on any particular day is influenced by a host of variables. All weather, I have heard it said, is ultimately caused by the heating and cooling of air. But, how much and where this happens is how complexity is introduced.
Carbon in the air influences the heating and cooling process. Our atmosphere and environment handles the volume of carbon produced naturally. Even with this ability, there are long term changes in weather patterns.
Humans’ recent introduction into the environment has jacked up the amount of carbon by multiple amounts. This has tipped the balance and influenced the amount and locations of the heating and cooling.
The rate of change is increasing. Democrats and a majority of Republican voters are now asking, why should we fiddle while Rome burns?