Posted October 05, 2018 07:10:50 The presidential campaigns are getting into the act, with candidates in several states vying for the White House and in other races making their way to the polls.
Here’s a look at the most-talked-about candidates and what they’re promising in the coming weeks and months.
Candidates’ positions on climate change (1) Republican Donald Trump, a vocal climate change skeptic who’s often described as a climate change denier, has been consistently one of the most outspoken critics of the Paris agreement.
He’s also opposed to any regulation of carbon emissions.
The former reality TV star and reality TV celebrity has said that climate change is a hoax, and he’s made it clear that he doesn’t believe humans are responsible for it.
The Environmental Protection Agency, meanwhile, has issued regulations aimed at curbing carbon emissions from power plants, as well as limiting greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.
The EPA has also set goals for reducing carbon emissions in 2030, and the Trump administration has proposed a $10 billion fund to support states and localities on the transition to clean energy.
(2) Democrat Bernie Sanders, a socialist, is widely expected to win the Democratic presidential nomination, and has called for the re-evaluation of US environmental policies.
He supports the Paris climate agreement and has said he wants to see it expanded and strengthened to help the US meet its climate goals.
He has also promised to fight to expand carbon emission standards on cars and other vehicles, and to move the US toward a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2030.
(3) Libertarian Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, has also been widely viewed as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, but he hasn’t yet made a splash.
He recently told The Wall Street Journal that he’s open to a carbon tax and supports an expansion of the EPA to enforce environmental regulations.
(4) Libertarian Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who’s running for president in 2016, is also on the trail, and is in the midst of campaigning in the US for the first time.
She has said she’s open-minded about the need to limit carbon emissions, but believes that climate action is too difficult.
She is also skeptical of the science of climate change, and supports policies that would slow down or even reverse climate change.
(5) Democrat Martin O’Malley, who has been a vocal critic of the Trump Administration, has made a number of public statements, including his support for the Paris Agreement.
He also supports expanding the EPA’s role and has criticized the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The governor also supports a carbon-reduction plan that would cut emissions by 40 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, but has also said that it would be expensive and would take too long to implement.
He previously said he would support a national cap-and-trade system if it were implemented, but in a recent interview with MSNBC, he called it “a joke.”
(6) Libertarian Andrew Jackson, the founder of the US and the first president to lead the United States, has come under fire for his anti-establishment rhetoric.
The son of former President Andrew Jackson is the son of a prominent civil rights leader who was assassinated by the KKK.
In a 2015 interview with CNN, he said the US was in a “new and different era” that needed to be reevaluated.
He believes climate change has been exacerbated by human activity, and that humans should be punished for climate change in the same way they are for any other crime.
He said: “The climate is changing and it’s changing in ways that are unprecedented, and so the question is: How can we adapt?
I think the question of adaptation is really an opportunity to change the trajectory of this planet and I think that’s something that’s going to be very, very important for us as a country.”
(7) Libertarian Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee for president, is seen as a moderate candidate who supports a strong economy and free markets.
She’s also supported expanding the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, among other environmental policies, and her environmental record has been criticized.
She favors a carbon reduction target and supports a $1.50 price on carbon, but is not currently in favor of a $15 minimum wage.
She also wants to make public colleges and universities tuition-free.
(8) Independent Evan McMullin, a former Republican National Committee chairman, is a former CIA agent and a former State Department official.
He served as a policy adviser for the Clinton Foundation and is a frequent guest on Fox News.
In November, he appeared on Fox & Friends, where he said that the US should stop talking about climate change and start addressing the issue of inequality.
He is also a proponent of the Keystone Pipeline and opposes any new federal regulations on greenhouse gas pollution.
(9) Democrat Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee in 2016 and the second vice president to serve as president, has previously been criticized for