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January 26, 2015 – 09:42 am
Republican consultant Ed Rogers is highly confidant there's no major international climate summit happening this year. Photo: PBS

Ed Rogers is not some random goofball spouting off at the local bar, or a talk-radio shouting head paid to rile up the yokels. According to his author tagline in the Washington Post, he “is a contributor to the PostPartisan blog, a political consultant and a veteran of the White House and several national campaigns. He is the chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group, which he founded with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in 1991.” That is to say, he is a member of the Republican elite. It would be an insult to intelligent conservatives to describe Rogers as one of his party's brightest minds, but he is certainly a standard-issue Washington Republican operative, not a crank.

Rogers has a blog post today on the subject of global warming. His argument was considered worthy enough to make the day’s RealClearPolitics roundup, which is how I found it. Rogers is incredulous that President Obama lists global warming as the biggest threat facing the planet. (He clearly disagrees with the consensus predictions of climate scientists, who predict devastating, deadly, and wildly expensive impacts that have already begun.) The Republican stance on climate change is a reflexive partisan sneer. A member of the elite like Rogers actually lies on the more erudite side of the Republican climate-change spectrum. Rogers isn’t running around claiming the continued existence of snow disproves climate science. He prefers to ignore the science rather than argue with it.

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Rogers argues that, even if climate science is correct, Obama is ridiculous to worry about it, because there’s nothing he can do to limit it:

The truth is, if you accept at face value everything [Obama] says about climate change, there is nothing he can do in the 20 months he has left in office that will appreciably affect the climate. This is especially true given what the president defines as “success.” He champions his agreement with China on cutting carbon pollution, but all it really means is the United States begins to raise energy costs immediately and China agrees to have a meeting in 2030 to discuss what actions they may or may not take.

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