Republicans: Go nuclear and pursue energy independence. Some in the party are skeptical of the human role in global warming, but most agree climate change should be addressed. Most advocate expanded use of nuclear energy, while only some support higher fuel-economy standards for automobiles and a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions. A popular solution for moving toward energy independence is drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (anwr).
Democrats: Stop climate change by reducing carbon emissions. The party of green guru Al Gore has rallied around instituting a cap-and-trade system to reduce U.S. carbon emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. Democrats also support reducing energy use, raising corporate average fuel-economy (cafe) standards for cars and making federal buildings more efficient.