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5 Democrats who don't get global warming

By: Shea Gunther on Jan. 18, 2010, 12:11 p.m.
Nope, we still don't get it

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Nope, we still don't get it

Democrats, for the most part, get global warming — especially when compared to their colleagues across the aisle. Though you could argue that Democrats should be doing more to protect the environment and fight global warming, liberals generally are a greener vote.

Democratic senators received an average score of 90 on the League of Conservation Voters 2008 Scorecard while Republican senators scored an average of 23. Gallup did a poll in 2008 that found that 76 percent of Democrats believe that we're already feeling the effects of global warming, only 41 percent of Republicans feel the same.

But there are always exceptions to the rule. While most Democrats understand the need for quick and decisive action to fight global warming, there are those who are behind the times. Whether it's because they truly don't believe in the science of global warming or just cherish the cash contributions made to their campaign from the fossil fuel industry, these Democrats have no problem letting green get in the way of their votes. Here are five Democrats who just don't get global warming. (Text: Shea Gunther)