Al Gore: GOP Has Been 'Cowed Into Abandoning' Climate Change by Koch Brothers
Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial (The Huffington Post)
Despite the release of a White House report detailing the devastating effects of global warming already underway, many Republicans are unwavering in their belief that humans play no role in climate change.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), for instance, told ABC News on Sunday that he does not "believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it." And last month, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) claimed the global warming debate had become "dumbed down," before making claims on historic temperatures that stand in stark contrast to the work of climate scientists.
Former vice president Al Gore says he sees the true motivation behind these remarks: currying favor with Republican megadonors like Charles and David Koch.