Two Republican candidates for governor of California, Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman, in responding to a debate question about whether they believed in human-caused climate change, both refused to state the truth that climate change is currently being caused by human activity.
You can watch the debate video here. Check it out starting at 36:30. They also both support delaying AB 32, California's pioneering climate change prevention law, until the state's unemployment rate has dropped significantly.
I cannot even begin to express my disgust at this blatant pandering. Whatever your political ideology, educated people have an obligation to help society come to an understanding of basic scientific facts. If you're wondering why America hasn't gotten its act together on basic environmental stewardship, look no further than the video above, and please vote for someone besides these two.