Biased Sampling: Bloomberg article claims: ‘Many Republicans Privately Support Action On Climate’ – Based on ‘interviews with several dozen former senior congressional aides, NGOs, lobbyists and others conducted over a period of several months’
Article's sampling focused on warmist defeated Republicans like GOP Rep. Mike Castle and Rep. Bob Inglis. And Hank Paulson who has always been a warmist. See: Just who is ‘Risky Business’ warmist Hank Paulson? Flashback 2006: ‘A Global Warming Believer in Bush Cabinet’
Most say the reluctance to publicly support efforts to address climate change has grown discernibly since the 2010 congressional elections, when Tea Party-backed candidates helped the Republican Party win control of the House, in part by targeting vulnerable Democrats for their support of legislation establishing a national emissions cap-and-trade system.
Most said they did not think Republicans will feel free to speak about climate change until the Tea Party loses some of its power to influence elections, a severe weather event forces serious discussion of the issue