Like Democrats, young Republicans are looking for government climate action

The Trump Campaign called for climate change to be removed from the agenda in the final presidential debate. That does not appear to be in line with many Republicans.

  • According to The Hill, in a recent poll conducted by The Conservation Coalition and the Conservative Energy Network, 68 percent percent of Republicans between the ages of 18 and 54 say climate change is important to their vote. The same poll also found that more than three-quarters of all Republican voters favor the government taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • According to the Pew Research Center, Democrats are more than three times as likely as Republicans to say dealing with climate change should be a top priority (78% vs. 21%).
  • According to New York Times reporters Nadja Popovich And Livia Albeck-ripka, in a study titled “The spatial distribution of Republican and Democratic climate opinions at state and local scales” less than a third of registered Republicans nationwide said that climate change is caused mostly by human activities, and almost half claim it’s a natural phenomenon

Scientists are increasingly warning that to avoid catastrophic impacts from climate change, the world’s governments must implement massive reductions of warming emissions and begin a drawdown of greenhouse gases (GHG) from the atmosphere over the decade ahead.  For a safe and healthy future for all, endorse the Climate-Safe California Platform to implement scalable solutions that can reverse the climate crisis.

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Stacey Meinzen