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Climate Change Opinions of USA Candidates

The current leaders of the race to be the next President of the USA differ when it comes to the topic of Climate Change and Global Warming.

Democratic opinion on climate change

Bernie Sanders & Hilary Clinton have vastly different opinions on Climate Change compared to the other leading candidates.

Bernie Sanders: June 28 2015, Sen. Sanders tweeted, “The scientific
community has been extremely clear. We must take bold action to address climate change.”

Hillary Clinton: January 20, 2016, Sec. Clinton tweeted, “Climate change is real. It’s hurting our planet and our people. We can’t afford a president who ignores the science.”

Republican Climate Change

Donald Trump & Ted Cruz deny climate change & global warming.

Ted Cruz: June 2015 Yahoo interview with Katie Couric, “Climate change is a “pseudoscientific theory” satellite data shows there has been no significant recorded warming. None. When the satellites are measuring the temperature — it’s not happening.” Senator Cruz also said “climate change is being driven by politicians who want more control over our lives.”

Donald Trump: December 30, 2015 at a campaign rally in Hilton Head, South Carolina “So Obama is talking about all of this with the global warming and … a lot of it is a hoax. It’s a hoax. I mean, it’s a money making industry, okay? It’s a hoax.”

What Science says is their official position:
List of scientific bodies that dispute human-caused global climate change

* * * None * * *

List of scientific bodies that are Non-committal of human-caused global climate change

American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Institute of Professional Geologists
Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences
Geological Society of Australia

List of scientific bodies that affirm human-caused global climate change:


Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Academy of Science of South Africa
African Academy of Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Astronomical Society
American Chemical Society
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Biological Sciences
ClimateChangeAmerican Institute of Physics
American Meteorological Society
American Physical Society
American Quaternary Association
American Society of Agronomy
American Society for Microbiology
American Statistical Association
Australian Academy of Science
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Caribbean Academy of Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Crop Science Society of America
European Academy of Sciences and Arts
European Federation of Geologists
European Geosciences Union
European Science Foundation
French Academy of Sciences
German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
Geological Society of America
Geological Society of London-Stratigraphy Commission
Indian National Science Academy
Indonesian Academy of Sciences
InterAcademy Council
International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
International Union for Quaternary Research
Mexican Academy of Sciences
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Network of African Science Academies
Polish Academy of Sciences
Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts
Royal Irish Academy
Royal Meteorological Society (UK)
Royal Society of Canada
Royal Society of New Zealand
Royal Society of the United Kingdom
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Russian Academy of Sciences
Science Council of Japan
Soil Science Society of America
US National Academy of Sciences
World Health Organization
World Meteorological Organization

Clearly the list of international scientific bodies that affirm human-caused global climate change is significant. Even those scientific bodies that are engaged in the fossil fuel industry do not dispute human-caused global climate change, but have instead worded their official position statements on the subject to be Non-committal.

Green-Eco-EV News Reporting by Ken Green Burridge

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