Heartland voters view climate change as a serious issue and want federal regulation to help control it - - which should worry an anti-government Tea Party ideologue like Ron Johnson who disparages the EPA and thinks climate change is caused by sunspots, a Hart survey shows:
Sixty-five percent of voters polled say that climate change is a serious problem. Seventy-four percent favor the EPA’s proposed regulations to limit the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can release into the air, with no difference between those in Obama states and Romney states. Hart reports that “48 percent say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who opposed new regulations. Only 17 percent said learning that a candidate opposed the regulations would make them more likely to vote for that candidate.”The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is organizing to bring climate change realities to Johnson's attention, and realities about Johnson's positions and beliefs to voters:
You know it. I know it. The U.S. military, NASA, and 97% of climate scientists know it. But somehow Senator Ron Johnson just doesn't get it. He says he doesn't see the connection between carbon pollution from human activities and climate change, even when the impacts to our health, economy, and climate are already being felt.
As a member of Congress, Senator Johnson has the power to do something about the climate crisis before it's too late. But instead, he chooses to block common sense conservation initiatives by reasoning that global warming is just "sunspot activity" and carbon pollution "gets sucked down by trees and helps the trees grow.