This has not been the most science-rich election, among many of the other things that were lacking this political season. Science Debate has been working hard to make sure try and get science and environmental issues into the political discourse, largely to no avail. Which is a tragedy, since we live in times where our public policy decisions can have enormous impact on the human race and the fate of the planet itself.
That said, Scientific American and Science Debate combined forces to create this analysis of the science policies and views of the four candidates for the presidency.
It's no spoiler to say that Donald Trump had the lowest grade of all the candidates, from his denial of climate science, to his lack of an energy policy beyond deregulation, and his questioning of the medical efficacy of vaccinations.
Hilary Clinton had the highest score, including a coherent plan to address climate change, a detailed strategy for addressing energy challenges and utilizing clean energy, and a commitment to vaccinations for children both domestically and abroad. So yeah, #ImwithHer.
Also interesting reading the views of the two third party candidates, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.
Read the full article here.