That's not what I said. I said that they are hostile to science when it comes to environmentalism. But to answer the questions:Sure, you are correct that both Republicans as Democrats are hostile to environmentalism. That does answer why you prefer not to identify as a Democrat on these issues, but not why you like to identify as a Republican? Why just identify as neither? Do you believe that you must identify as one or another?
1. Yes, I believe I must identify as one or the other.
2. Republican policies, while based on anti-science views, produce better scientific results on key parts of this issue*. That's deliciously ironic, but the point to me is that the policy itself is what matters, not the philosophy behind it.
*I'm specifically referring to global warming/carbon emissions. I consider it the most significant environmentalist issue today. However, I also consider GM/organic food to be an issue of considerable importance.