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Red States Get Redder

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

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A tractor works the fields in the Great Plains (U.S. Agricultural Research Service)

A tractor works the fields in the Great Plains (U.S. Agricultural Research Service)

Climate change has become a partisan matter with many Republican politicians denying humans’ role in global warming and claiming not to understand climate science. But some of the most loyal Republican Congressional districts, particularly in the Midwest, are projected to face some of the most severe temperature shifts and precipitation declines from global warming — despite their elected officials’ stances on climate change.

I write on the analysis and the political and environmental issues following the 2014 midterm elections for Slate in my story, “Red States Are Getting a New Shade of Redder.”

 

 

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