Republican congressman says party cannot have ‘head in the sand’ with climate change

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) claimed the Republican Party should not ignore climate change, stating the party could not afford to have its “head in the sand.”

Carter, who was just appointed to lead the Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said it was important for Republicans to have a seat at the table when it comes to climate change and that the topic was a serious issue.

“I think it’s very important for conservatives to have a place at the table, a seat at the table,” Carter told Fox News. “For instance, I went to COP28, and I’m glad I went. I won’t kid you; there was a little bit of tribulation there at first because there are people in our party who are climate deniers — they don’t believe in climate change.”

He continued, “I don’t
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