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Voters entrusted climate policy to climate change denier
Voters entrusted climate policy to climate change denier

People who voted for the GOP in the congressional elections this week may be surprised to learn they chose a militant climate change denier to oversee federal efforts to deal with climate change. The widespread expectation is that, when Republicans take charge of the U.S. Senate in January, Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, a vehement foe of those who believe human exploitation of fossil fuels is contributing to a sharp rise in global temperatures, will be chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. Exit polls taken during Tuesday's vote indicated that this year's electorate leaned conservative and that their top two desires were smaller...

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