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GOP lost its way on climate change

ConservationEcosystemsTea Party MovementRepublican PartyJohn Boehner

Not only has the GOP lost the support of female, black, Latino and Asian voters, they've also lost the support of those concerned about the diversity of the natural world, and how that diversity will be impacted by climate change ("What went wrong," Nov. 8).

Wouldn't it be something if House Speaker John Boehner, who indicated that he understood the risks of climate change in 2008 only to backtrack under tea party pressure, announced that he also understood the lessons of Hurricane Sandy and would now work in a bipartisan fashion to craft legislation that would limit carbon emissions?

D. R. Tucker, Boston

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