Donald Trump May Be Boosting Climate Change Doubt
CREDIT: AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign town hall at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Some 26 percent of Republicans told researchers this spring they were unsure about global warming, up from 13 percent last year, according to the National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE) report released Tuesday. Republicans are also more likely than Independent and Democrat voters to either doubt climate change or denying it altogether, according to the survey.
“Our survey indicates [Donald] Trump’s influence may have led to increased uncertainty among Republicans as opposed to a wholesale swing from believer to nonbeliever status,” said Sarah Mills, co-author and post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Local State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan.
In an interview with ThinkProgress, Mills said that although the survey didn’t ask about the Republican presidential candidate, Trump’s stand on climate change — and his rise as a party leader and appeal among voters — seems to be “one of the key things that has happened” over the past year.
Morano wrote in Jan. 2016: 1) Repeal all EPA climate regulations; 2) Withdraw the U.S. from any Paris agreement (nonbinding) ‘commitments’; 3) Withdraw the U.S. from the UN climate treaty process entirely; 4) The U.S. should defund the UN IPCC climate panel;
Donald Trump said on May 26, 2016: 1) Trump pledges to rip up Paris climate agreement in energy speech – 2) Trump railed against “draconian climate rules” – 3) and said he would “cancel” the Paris climate agreement -4) and withdraw any funding for United Nations programs related to global warming.
Watch: Skeptic Marc Morano on TV: ‘Trump is first GOP Prez. nominee that is strongly a climate skeptic’ – Marc Morano on Donald Trump: “What they (the Democrats & warmists) are so afraid of is this: Trump is the first Republican Presidential nominee that has ever staked out a strongly science supported skeptical position not only on climate science claims, but also on the solutions.
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Trump on July 26, 2016 on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’:
“They are saying man-made. I say it could have a minor impact, but nothing — nothing to what they are talking about.
What it is doing is putting us at a tremendous disadvantage as a country because other countries are not adhering to the rules we are and it makes it impossible for our businesses to compete. We are adhering to these very strict rules and you look at China and you look at all of these other countries, practically all of them they are not adhering to the rules. And our jobs are being jeopardized — not being jeopardized — they are being taken away and our companies are not able to complete.”
UN pleads for climate accord ratification before mass ‘Clexit’
Survey: ‘56% of Canadians don’t believe climate change is caused by human activity’ – A new study co-authored by University of Montreal researchers indicates 56 per cent of Canadians don’t believe climate change is caused by human activity. “The skepticism was a bit surprising,” said Érick Lachapelle, who co-authored the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication study, which is being submitted to a scientific journal for publication and has not yet been peer reviewed.
Poll: 91% Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming
Pew Poll: Americans the least concerned about climate change
Despite the heavy media and political pressure to make global warming and climate change the top issue in the nation, it is more of a concern to citizens in 36 of 40 other industrialized nations than in the United States, according to Pew Research Center.
Bloomberg poll: 31% of Americans agree that ‘Climate change is a total hoax’
Bloomberg: ‘The poll suggests that a significant number of Americans remain skeptical about global warming. Of those surveyed, 31 percent said they agreed with the statement that “climate change is a total hoax.” That compares to 65 percent who disagreed.’
National Journal’s ‘POLITICAL INSIDERS POLL’ of Dems & GOP reveals 78% say ‘climate change’ will play ‘minor’ or ‘no role’ in 2016 campaign
Q: How much of a role will climate change play in the 2016 presidential race?
DEMOCRATS (85 VOTES)
A major role: 22%
A minor role: 71%
No role: 7%
Despite the ‘urgency’ of Paris climate talks, a UN sponsored global poll rates climate change dead last
Morano on Obama’s climate ‘legacy’: ‘Prez may succeed in ‘winning’ climate war despite fact that skeptics have won every battle’
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