Survey says ...
Hey Trump, check this out: 78 percent of voters think climate pollution should be regulated and/or taxed.
A new survey from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication found that large majorities of registered U.S. voters want the federal government and businesses to do more to address climate change.
Most voters think the U.S. should transition to using more renewable energy and fewer fossil fuels, according to the survey. Renewable energy is heavily supported across party lines, with 85 percent of Democrats, 78 percent of Independents, and 76 percent of Republicans agreeing that the U.S. needs more of it.
Sixty-nine percent of U.S. voters also want their country to participate in the Paris Agreement, a landmark climate deal reached by nearly 200 nations last year. And 66 percent say the U.S. should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions whether other countries join in or not.
Donald Trump, unfortunately, isn’t among these majorities of Americans. He has pledged to pull the U.S. out of the Paris pact and ramp up production of oil, gas, and coal — and judging by his cabinet picks, he means it.