Saturday, May 28, 2016

Trump vs. Clinton:  What the Election Could Mean for Climate Policy

Trump, Clinton (Credit: Click to Enlarge.
The outcome of this year’s presidential election could have far-reaching implications for the fate of our planet because the two presumptive candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, have very different ideas about climate change.

According to a March Gallup poll, 64 percent of Americans are worried about global warming, up almost 10 percent from last year.  A new report from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication found that 92 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters and 56 percent of Donald Trump supporters believe global warming is occurring; moreover supporters of both candidates are more likely to vote for a candidate who strongly supports taking action on climate change.

If elected, what, if anything, would the two candidates be likely to do about the Paris climate accord and climate change?  Two experts from the Earth Institute weigh in on the implications of Trump and Clinton’s stances and proposed policies.

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