Political Tribalism and Climate Policy Gridlock

Political tribalism has created gridlock on climate policy — even more so than the polarization on climate science — according to a new peer-reviewed study.

If that’s the case, is there any hope of action any time soon?

Tensions are running high. It’s officially less than 100 days until the 2018 midterm election. Democrats are angry and hell-bent on taking back Congress. Republicans are fighting to keep it.

Will climate change even be on the election agenda? We discuss in this episode, recorded live at the Sun Valley Forum in Ketchum, Idaho.

For this show, the Political Climate co-hosts were joined David Crane, the former CEO of NRG Energy, who argued that too many corporations are still “sitting on the sidelines” when it comes to ditching fossil fuels.

We also addressed the Trump administration’s proposed freeze on fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, and threat to revoke California’s clean-air waiver.

Recommended reading:

  • NYT: Actually, Republicans Do Believe in Climate Change
  • GreenBiz: My three wishes for America
  • E&E: Meet the other Republican who wants a carbon tax
  • Politico: Kochs blow up their détente with Trump
  • WAPO: Trump administration to freeze fuel-efficiency standards and fight states

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Source: FS – GreenTech Media
Political Tribalism and Climate Policy Gridlock