"Climate is gone." Those are the words of political strategist Karl Rove reassuring shale-gas developers there is no longer a need to worry about new laws against greenhouse pollution. That's because with Rove's help so many Republican climate-change deniers were elected to Congress last week. One observer sees the GOP "stampeding toward an absolutist rejection of climate science."
Climate Change: The US versus the Rest of the World
Ron Brownstein - Atlantic / CNN - @RonBrownstein, Frank Newport - Gallup Poll - @gallup, Andrew Dessler - Texas A&M University - @AndrewDessler, James M. Taylor - Heartland Institute, John Vidal - Guardian newspaper - @john_vidal