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