Top Takeaways From Presidential Candidates’ Views on Science
The contenders all say they want to explore space, protect clean water, and wean America off fossil fuels.
The great presidential science quiz is over, and while the overall results aren’t exactly shocking, the candidates did deliver a few surprises.
The 2016 election is the third in which ScienceDebate.org has compiled a questionnaire in an effort to get the U.S. presidential candidates to focus on pressing issues in science and engineering, from climate change to space exploration. ScienceDebate.org is a coalition of 56 science organizations and 10 million voters collectively, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Sciences.
While efforts to convince the candidates to hold a science-only debate fizzled, three of the four presidential hopefuls did take to the task of answering 20 written questions with gusto.
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