A Last Look at the U.S. Presidential Candidates’ Stances on Science
See how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stack up on the environment, climate change, animals, parks, public health, and more.
As Americans go to the polls today, the votes they cast for president will have major implications for science and the environment. Here’s a last look at where the major candidates in the 2016 presidential election stand:
On climate change, the views of the United States’s two major political parties appear worlds apart.
“This issue has become more polarized,” Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, an environmental advocacy group that has endorsed Clinton as its presidential choice, said in a previous interview. “On the Democratic side, the candidates are talking more about this issue than ever before. The Republicans are in various stages of denial.”
The stakes are not just political: If humankind does not reduce emissions, Earth