On September 21, 2011, Media Matters released a video (“What Happened To The Republican Consensus On Climate Change?”) pointing out that prior to the rise of the Tea Party, a number of high-profile Republicans acknowledged the reality of human-caused climate change.

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D. R. Tucker is a Massachusetts-based journalist who has served as the weekend contributor for the Washington Monthly since May 2014. He has also written for the Huffington Post, the Washington Spectator, the Metrowest Daily News, investigative journalist Brad Friedman's Brad Blog and environmental journalist Peter Sinclair's Climate Crocks.