Is it possible – is it even conceivable – that climate change could be the issue that recreates and redefines the demarcation between left and right in America?

Republicans reject global warming, much as Born-Again Christians denounce evolution, placing their trust instead in the six-day version inscribed in the Book of Genesis.

Donald Trump regards the green lobby as enemies of the state, and most of his party’s Senators and members of the House of Representatives agree with him. Some, it is true, will acknowledge between gritted teeth that the global environment is not in good shape. But they choose not to regard this as having anything to do with them. What matters to them is that the oil, gas and coal industries, together with Big Agriculture, should be allowed to get on with their patriotic business untroubled by the snowflakes of the Left.