Many Republicans believe in climate change but since it’s a Democratic issue, they oppose doing anything. Just like with Trump, putting party before country.
from the article: “Bob Inglis, a former Republican congressman from South Carolina, spoke of his opposition in his first several years in Congress: “All I knew was that Al Gore was for it, and therefore I was against it.”
This implies that if the tables were turned — if Republican politicians proposed a climate policy — Republican voters might support it. In our research, that is exactly what we have found.”