When the two frontrunners of the Republican party deny that climate change is real, it’s pretty terrifying. We did some digging on where the presidential candidates stand on environmental issues — and what their donations from the anti-environment sector look like.
Ted Cruz has a motive for why he doesn’t believe in climate change — his greasy pockets are lined with oil money. Donald Trump, on account of funding his own campaign, doesn’t take much money from anybody. But his rollicking insanity, mixed with denying climate change, is enough to sink his green rating to the bottom of the pile.
We had high hopes for Clinton based on her commitment to renewable energy. But high contributions from the fossil fuel industry mean that her campaign isn’t the most environmentally-friendly. In fact, our research shows that Bernie Sanders is the greenest presidential candidate.
Climate change is the single most important threat to humanity. A failure to recognize it is a death sentence for the planet. Where do the candidates stand on the most pressing environmental issues?