In the next Congress, key committees will be chaired by Members who dispute the validity of climate change. Outside the beltway, however, the debate is less over whether change is occurring and more about what to do.

  • By a three-to-one margin, voters believe that climate change is happening, and agree that Congress should act on several measures designed to reduce the threat of global climate change. 
  • The most strongly supported ideas among Republicans were building new nuclear power plants with lower emissions than coal plants -- supported by 28% of Republicans -- and negotiating agreements with other countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases -- supported by 24% of Republicans. 

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