Climate Science and 2016 Election

To understand climate change science, a person must have a basic understanding of the scientific process, and the ability to think rationally. A candidate’s position on climate change is one indicator if they have a basic understanding of science and can think rationally. I will update the list below as the 2016 campaign unfolds and positions are clarified or changed for political expediency.

Republican Candidates on Climate Change

Bush – does not believe humans cause climate change

Marco Rubio – human activity has nothing to do with climate change

Rand Paul – not sure if humans cause climate change

Chris Christie – is an anthropogenic climate change believer

Ted Cruz – emphatically convinced the anthropogenic warming is a hoax.

Bobby Jindal – no explicit statement

Scott Walker – signed no taxes for climate change legislation pledge

Mike Huckabee – anthropogenic warming is a hoax

Rick Santorum – global warming is “a beautifully concocted scheme” by liberals

Democratic Candidates on Climate change

Hillery Clinton – global warming is a major issue

Joe Biden – supports treaty on climate change requiring emissions reductions

Elizabeth Warren – anthropogenic global warming is a fact

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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