GOP Sen. Graham: When asked about deniers of climate change, including those within his own party, Graham dismissed them. "If I were sick and 9 out of 10 doctors said, 'You need to do something', I would do it. Count me among those who believe in it."
He also said that the future of his party depends on working to find a bipartisan solution, namely because younger voters consider global warming a key issue. "It's a real problem, not just for the planet, but for Republicans," he said. "If you want this party to grow, 18- to 35-year-olds believe in climate change, so you better find a way to get them involved." ...
"This is a problem, like drinking," Graham said. "The first thing you gotta do is say greenhouse gas emissions are real and they are caused by C02 emissions. They trap heat. Can you [support] something that is the most practical plan? As Republicans, we’ve got to get the middle, too."
Progressives keep touting the carbon tax as inevitable, but then why does it always lose at the ballot box? In 2014 Australia repealed a carbon tax two years after it was imposed. Last year French President Emmanuel Macron was forced to suspend increases in gas and diesel taxes after national protests. Voters in Washington state defeated a carbon tax for the second time in November, and legislators recently pulled a proposal for a statewide carbon tax in Maine. Climate alarmists have convinced elites. Their problem is democracy. --Editorial, The Wall Street Journal, 18 April 2019