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7 Republicans who really get climate change

By: Shea Gunther on Jan. 18, 2010, 12:05 p.m.
Ooooh, now I get it!

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Ooooh, now I get it!

As a party, elected Republicans aren't known for being proactive in protecting the environment -- industrial and business concerns too often trump green concerns. Slightly more than one out of 10 Republicans in Congress believe global warming is happening and is a man-made problem. Far less than that are willing to stick their necks out with a green vote.

But there are a handful of Republicans who seem to understand that global warming is a real problem that deserves at least some attention. Or at the very least, Republicans who are willing to lean green to suit their political ambitions. Either way, we'll take their vote. Here are seven Republicans who seem to really get climate change. (Text: Shea Gunther)