A Long Island Republican is putting ideology aside to fight climate change. Long Island is the largest island in the continental United States but its landscape is changing fast due to climate change. And what is happening on Long Island is just a microcosm of what is happening around the country and around the world as the land we live on is under threat due to human-caused climate change. It’s something some elected officials deny. But not Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.