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Mitt Romney: 'I'm One Of Those Republicans' Who Believes In Climate Change

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outlining his possible rationale for a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that political leaders in both...

Romney Campaign Climate Denial and Adviser Andrea Saul Show Deep Connection to Fossil Fuel Lobby

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The Romney campaign's strategy to deny climate change and crack jokes about the president pledging to solve the issue may prove to be a poor decision.

Romney's Global Warming Joke Should Haunt Him

Dean Baker | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Dean Baker

When Gov. Romney gave his acceptance speech at the Republican convention he quipped that President Obama wants to slow the rise of the oceans and that he, by contrast, wanted to help American families. It would be interesting to see if Romney would care to repeat this line today.

The Green Elephant in the Room

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 01.03.2013 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

While Sandy has impacted campaign schedules, she has not yet altered the agenda, let alone the day's talking points.

Romney's Climate Change Brush-Off Highlighted In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Green advocacy groups on Saturday released an ad reminding voters in Ohio and Virginia that Republican nominee Mitt Romney has mocked President Barack...

Romney Pressed On Climate Change: 'Do You Still Think The Rising Of The Seas Is Funny?'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

While on the trail in Ohio this week, Mitt Romney found himself unexpectedly facing questions on the issue of climate change. In a video uploaded t...

Bill Nye on Sandy, Climate Change and the 2012 Election

Richard Greene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Richard Greene

"Climate change made Storm Sandy more intense. Climate change is responsible for dozens of deaths and billions of dollars of damage. And it is going to get worse."

WATCH: Romney vs. Sandy

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 11.02.2012 | Green

With the damage from Hurricane Sandy still being assessed and states struggling to restore basic services to millions of residents, a new ad from clim...

Mitt Romney Heckler: 'End Climate Silence!'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A heckler interrupted Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during a rally Thursday in Virginia Beach, Va., shouting "climate change caused Sand...

Climate Change: Will Presidential Candidates Pass the 'Invisible Brick Wall' Test?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Though Governor Romney has used climate change as joke material, it is no laughing matter in Florida, a place that has been called "ground zero when it comes to sea level rise."

Activists Slam Candidates For 'Climate Silence'

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

It was a rich, if abbreviated exchange. "President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans," declared Mitt Romney, the Republican pres...

Do The Candidates Differ From Their Alma Maters On Climate?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green

With the dire effects of climate change becoming more and more apparent, the push for politicians to take action in order to prevent an estimated 100 ...

Climate Change Is Not a Joke

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

President Obama wants to make our air safer to breath, hold polluters accountable and make them pay for their waste just as the rest of us do.

Obama's Other Climate Messaging Mistake

Joseph Romm | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Joseph Romm

President Obama's failure to speak out repeatedly on the urgency of climate action is his biggest communications mistake. If our leaders don't talk about an issue, it generally won't become sufficiently salient for either the media or the public.

Romney Doubles Down On Planet-Hating

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green

Mitt Romney outraged environmental activists on Sunday, telling NBC's David Gregory, "I'm not in this race to slow the rise of the oceans or to heal t...

Obama, Romney Spar Over Climate, Other Science Issues In Online Debate

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have answered 14 Top American Science Questions put to them by The candidates' answers provide valuable insight into their positions on issues that, while among the most important facing the country, usually get short shrift on the campaign trail.

Team Obama: Romney's Mockery of Climate Action Is 'Terrifying'

Joseph Romm | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Joseph Romm

This attack is shameful because global warming is the gravest preventable threat to our children's health and well-being -- and because Romney said it in Tampa, which is among the U.S. cities most threatened by global warming and sea level rise.

Don't Expect GOP Convention Goers to Talk About the Weather

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's hard to escape the irony of an intense storm hurtling toward the Republican Convention. Extreme weather is a hallmark of climate change -- a topic GOP lawmakers avoid like the plague.

Don't Fire Me for Not Knowing Romney's Position on Global Warming

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Heat waves and droughts are showing average Americans what a warmer world feels like -- and it hurts. It would be nice to have two candidates engaging seriously on an issue of this importance

Climate Change and the American Political Agenda

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Climate has never been an easy issue for the American political system. We do much better with problems that have a geographic home, can be seen and felt, and have an immediate visible impact.

Portrait of a Flip Flopper: Mitt Flips on Mercury

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Yesterday, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney waded into the "current" Congressional battle to clean up power plants, taking the side of industry over public health.

Christina Wilkie

Mitt Romney Campaigns With Lightening Rod Coal Baron | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney teamed up with controversial coal magnate Bob Murray for a fundraiser Thursday in the same Wheeling, WVa., hotel where Murray last fall ho...

Republicans Have Interesting Ideas About Climate Change

Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

Sunday is Earth Day, and some Republicans who aren't convinced of climate change may not be celebrating. Mitt Romney's views on the matter have evolve...

In Iowa, Only Offensive Choices Available

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

For all the attack ads, on policy there is little substantive difference in the Republican candidates, with the exception of the more-libertarian Ron Paul.

GOP Presidential Candidates on Clean Energy and Climate Change

Donnie Fowler | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Are they owned by the oil companies, or are they willing to break from some of the GOP's largest campaign donors? Do they agree with 98 percent of scientists, or are facts mere inconveniences to be pushed aside for ideology and ambition?