Source: YouTube Video: New Hampshire's GOP Voters Speak Out About Climate Change.
Notes: In the recent 2012 Presidential Debates, both President Barak Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney did not address climate change.
This is in stark contrast to few bold conservative Republicans who were trying to educate New Hamphire Republican voters about the threat of climate change before that state's Presidential Primary back in January, 2012.
Last winter, Farrell Seiler founded a group, New Hampshire Republicans for Climate. Former South Carolina Republican Congressman, Bob Inglis, was the keynote speaker for a climate voter education conference hosted by Seiler held in November, 2011. Inglis has been very outspoken to his fellow conservatives that climate change is real, caused by humans, and we must take action to solve it.
Another bold conservative Republican, MIT climate scientist Dr. Kerry Emanuel went to New Hampshire to this conference to educate conservative Republicans about climate change. He does not consider himself to be a "conservative scientist."
However, Dr. Emaneul decided that he "wanted to 'come out of the closet' to say I am a rare example of a scientist who is a Republican to try to tell fellow Republicans: Look, responsibility is a big Republican theme. Why should we not take responsibility for what we are collectively doing to the climate system?"
With climate change now a very divisive and partisan political issue, Dr. Emanuel now "feels disgusted with politics and to some extent ashamed to be an American." Evenmore, during a July 2012, radio interview with Chris Mooney on radio show Point of Inquiry, Dr. Emanuel stated he is now an independent voter.
Farrell Seiler also remarked "We are going to be looking for a candidate...(who has) a set of policies that addresses (climate change) and if that does not happen to be a Republican, too bad. And this is coming from a Republican!" (his emphasis)
Former Rep. Bob Inglis, Dr. Kerry Emanuel, and Farrell Seiter all believe that denying climate change is not the way to attract voters like them to the Republican Party, especially with a very closely contested upcoming Presidential election.
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