US election – the environment (mostly) wins

President Barack Obama. Picture Creative Commons

In the wake of the US federal election which saw President Barack Obama returned for a second term, Alternet explains why this election contained some wins for the environment. In particular, 3 of what the League of Conservation Voters call the “Flat Earth Five” for their stance on climate change, have lost their seats, with the others still in question. There’s a fair chance that the intensity of Hurricane Sandy may have brought the issue of climate change to the forefront: whatever the reason, the results have removed some anti-science candidates and installed others more educated and reasonable.

XKCD US election polling cartoon (http://xkcd.com/1131/). Photograph: XKCD and creative commons

And the creator of mathematical comic blog xkcd has a final comment on the resistance of some commentators to accepting polling numbers, in the image at left.

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