In a break from the established Republican party stance on climate change, a number of GOP icons, including former Secretaries of State James Baker III and George Shultz, and former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson Jr., are quietly advocating that sitting Republican lawmakers take the issue of global warming seriously, through the implementation of a carbon-tax. This approach stands in stark contrast to the party’s traditional view on the subject, having not only repeatedly tried to ignore the issue, but have also actively tried to block greenhouse gas reduction efforts.
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