Courting young conservatives, Republicans speed up their ‘evolution’ on climate change – By Michael Wilner and Emma Dumain  – Republicans long divided over the scale, scope and science of climate change are unifying behind legislation geared toward a constituency they cannot afford to lose: young conservative voters. Their efforts to reach this key group for the 2020 election are rapidly accelerating. Within the course of a month, a little-known initiative to plant a trillion trees worldwide has attracted the attention and endorsement of President Donald Trump, who touted the concept at the World Economic Forum in Davos and during the State of the Union address to Congress.