Guess Who Thinks Donald Trump Is The Same As Hillary Clinton On Climate Change?

The Republican nominee has said utterly ridiculous things about what Clinton and Sanders agree is one of the most urgent problems facing the world.

Granted, Hillary Clinton has had trouble getting millennials on board since Bernie left the campaign, but why would any of them believe Donald Trump is on the same page as her when it comes to climate change?

The Republican nominee has said utterly ridiculous things about what Clinton and Sander’s agree is one of the most urgent problems facing the world, like it’s a hoax that was all manufactured by China and the first thing he will do as president is dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump calls proposals to regulate climate change, “extreme, reckless anti-energy agenda … to appease radical donors (who) will destroy millions of jobs and force millions more into abject poverty.”

Nonetheless, according to polling released by Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate and reported by Grist last week, four out of 10 young Bernie supporters in major battleground states believe there is no difference between Clinton and Trump’s view on climate change.

Young voters are the most unpredictable and many critics believe they are among the most complacent and ignorant of the political process on important issues and the latest polling appears to back it up.

“On the ground, students just don’t know the difference between the candidates,” Heather Hargreaves, NextGen’s vice president, said at a briefing on the poll.

“It’s not just ignorance,” added Andrew Baumann of Global Strategy Group. “They assume she’s more conservative than she is.” He continued, “I think part of the goal is to educate” voters and reintroduce Clinton.

But such assumptions are based in ignorance.

Furthermore, a staggering seven out of 10 Bernie Sanders supporters believe there’s no difference between Clinton and Trump on the other issues they are concerned about, whereas the younger generation is supposed to care about the planet and the environment.

There are vast differences between Trump and Clinton on climate change if anyone is interested enough to research where they both stand.

“There’s never been a bigger contrast between the two candidates and the two platforms,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld, senior vice president of the League of Conservation Voters.

It brings to mind what Winston Churchill once said about voters: “The biggest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.”

And the biggest argument for Clinton’s campaign to inform and educate young voters, provided they are willing to listen, when a whopping 21 percent say they won’t vote for her.

There are vast differences between Trump and Clinton on climate change if anyone is interested enough to research where they both stand.

Feature image courtesy of The Atlantic

 

Delilah Jean Williams is an environmental journalist, political activist and administrator of the Keystone Prairie Dogs Sunnyside Left, which is a conservation project. Williams has been a print reporter, online news writer and photographer for 20 years, with over a thousand articles to her credit. She is also the author of the award-winning, eco-adventure, Scorched Earth, Alien Wonders available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.com. amzn.to/1OQuI6X
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