How Do the Candidates Stack Up on Four Key Issues?
As the U.S. presidential race moves beyond Iowa and New Hampshire, here's our guide to how the candidates compare on climate change, environment, renewable energy, and fossil fuels.
The 2016 U.S. presidential candidates have widely varying views on climate change that split largely along party lines. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democrat, calls its a “moral issue” while New York businessman Donald Trump, a Republican, labels it a “hoax."
While Sanders and Trump won their parties' respective primaries in New Hampshire on Tuesday, they still face competition from candidates with memorable comments on the topic. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said climate action needs to be global, because “America is not a planet.” Fellow GOP Sen. Ted Cruz called climate change a “pseudo-scientific theory.” Democrat Hillary Clinton said she “crashed” a meeting with the Chinese to broker a climate deal.
The race is starting to winnow with the recent withdrawals of Democrat Martin