Alex Sink Discovers Global Warming Is a Political Loser

Alex Sink Discovers Global Warming Is a Political Loser
March 13, 2014

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)

Global warming alarmists saturated the Florida U.S. House District 13 airwaves with commercials attacking Republican David Jolly for climate crisis skepticism, but global warming alarmism turned out to be a losing issue for Democrat Alex Sink.

The Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters savaged Jolly in a frequently broadcast commercial for failing to believe in a global warming crisis. Jolly nevertheless won the election this Tuesday, even though political analysts and polling data indicated Sink should win.

The failure of global warming alarmism to resonate with Florida District 13 voters put an exclamation point on another political embarrassment this week for global warming activists. During a Monday evening/Tuesday morning filibuster by Democratic U.S. Senators calling for a carbon tax, the Senate’s most endangered Democratic incumbents declined to participate. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Kay Hagan (D-NC) all decided to stay away from the Senate chambers during the alarmist filibuster.

Read more about the building political disaster for global warming alarmists in my weekly Forbes column, available here.

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)