2015 was the warmest year on record. Still, all of the current GOP presidential candidates deny that humans are contributing to climate change. As a result, the candidates’ energy plans promote dirty energy sources and fail to address global warming. Donald Trump, the GOP presidential frontrunner, has even claimed that climate change is a “hoax.”
With U.S. leadership in the landmark Paris agreement and strong action with the Clean Power Plan, the country is playing a leading role in the global fight against climate change. But with this election, that progress hangs in the balance.
Though scientists and Americans overwhelmingly believe in climate change, GOP presidential candidates and congressmen do not:
Quick Facts: National
- 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and is driven by human activity. TWEET
- 67 percent of Americans support President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. TWEET
- The Department of Defense has said climate change poses “immediate risks to U.S. national security.” TWEET