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John R Platt | Scientific American | Dec 22, 2016 The Worst Wildlife Conservation Stories of 2016
We saw several extinctions this year, while numerous more species suffered terrible losses

WIRED | Geek's Guide to the Galaxy | Dec 02, 2016 We’re Losing the War on Science
Shawn Otto's new book explores ways that citizens can fight back against a creeping tide of anti-science nonsense.

Sheril Kirshenbaum | Scientific American | Nov 29, 2016 Dear Scientists: Our Government Needs You
We need more scientific expertise in the policy-making process. Scientists and engineers should run for elected office in local and national politics.

Frida Printzlau | Bang! | Nov 25, 2016 Science under Trump – the future for American scientists
Both Trump and his Vice President to-be, Mike Pence, have expressed scepticism about the science behind climate change. The website did a survey of each of the presidential candidates’ views of a number of scientific issues. When asked about his views on climate change, Trump responded that “There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of “climate change”.”

David Scales | WBUR | Nov 25, 2016 My Patient's Sky-High Blood Pressure And 'The War On Science'
The more important question then becomes: How can such misinformation and misconceptions persist despite the evidence? And what can we – as doctors, as citizens – do to help counter misinformation?

Reuters China | Nov 25, 2016 Trump will investigate the abuse of H1-B visa EB-5 situation with a big difference
In September, in response to questions about immigration and H-1B visas science website Trump said he supported the H-1B reform, want to work H-1B foreign workers can be replaced by US citizens and permanent residents; on the other hand also welcome foreign students to work in the United States stay in the United States to obtain a degree.

Judith Curry | Climate, Etc | Nov 21, 2016 The real war on science
What can we expect from the Trump administration? Well the (sort of) good news is that science doesn’t seem to be a priority in his administration (so far, anyways).

Judith Curry | Financial Post | Nov 21, 2016 Trump’s great climate-change ‘hoax’ is that he talks like a pretty green president, after all
The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency has alarmed many environmentalists, and has provoked anxiety and speculation about where American climate and energy policy is headed under a Trump administration.

Manuel Recondo | Diario Contexto | Nov 21, 2016 El presupuesto Trump
A pesar de esto, aclaró posteriormente que se trataba de una broma y en la página oficial de ScienceDebate se pueden ver algunas declaraciones que hizo en relación al presupuesto que debería otorgársele a este sector.

Tania Lombrozo | NPR | Nov 21, 2016 What Does A Trump Presidency Mean For Climate-Change Education?
In an evaluation by Scientific American of four presidential candidates' responses to 20 questions about science posed by, Trump came in last, with 7 points out of a possible 100.

Tonie Mudde | de Volkskrant | Nov 18, 2016 Make space great again!
Op zoek naar de wetenschappelijke lichtpuntjes in het tijdperk-Trump. De ruimtevaartsector heeft een fan in het Witte Huis zitten.

Research Europe | Nov 18, 2016 Alarm raised after US presidential election
Donald Trump ‘threatens lifeblood’ of international research

Michael Halpern | The Guardian | Nov 18, 2016 What will Trump’s presidency mean for American science policy?
Thousands of federal government scientists who dedicate their lives to public service are anxious about their future effectiveness, and are more likely to keep up their efforts if the scientific community has their backs.

Casey Dreier | The Planetary Society | Nov 18, 2016 NASA Under Trump
Policy intentions aside, NASA won't go anywhere with massive cuts to spending

Anne Q. Hoy | AAAS | Nov 18, 2016 AAAS Explores Science Policy in the Incoming Trump Administration
“We must make clear that an official cannot wish away what is known about climate change, gun violence, opioid addiction, fisheries depletion or any other public issue illuminated by research,” wrote Holt.

Cinequo | Nov 18, 2016 Britain ratifies Paris climate agreement
Canada has also announced investments in bilateral programming to assist developing countries in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

Jodi Peterson | NSTA Blog | Nov 18, 2016 What’s Ahead for Science and STEM Education in the Trump Administration?
Not surprisingly, the science community is reacting strongly to the election of Trump, (read more about his plans for science in the Presidential Science Debate 2016), some articles of interest are below.

Ruhi Sayana and Tiffany Wong | HarkerAquila | Nov 18, 2016 Green Politics: Clinton and Trump’s stances on scientific topics
Had she won the election, Clinton pledged to install half a billion solar panels to power U.S. homes by the end of her first term as President.

Anthony Monaco | Times Higher Education | Nov 17, 2016 Trump agenda must not endanger what makes US HE strong
I am heartened by the president-elect’s responses to a questionnaire developed by the bipartisan research advocacy group

Maria Gunther | Dagens Nyheter | Nov 17, 2016 Trumps misstro mot vetenskap chockar forskare
Där blev det tydligt att Trump är en varm förespråkare för rymdforskning, eller snarare rymdfärder som kanske inte direkt är forskning. Det är ett av få områden där han har en insatt rådgivare: Robert Walkers, före detta ordföranden för kongressens kommitté för vetenskap och rymdteknologi, säger Albert Teich.

Emily Schwartz Greco | Bill Moyers & Co | Nov 16, 2016 Weathering the Trump Climate
While there's plenty of reason for concern, there are also signs that the president-elect won't be able to stop the advent of a green energy age.

Editors | Süddeutsch Zeitung | Nov 16, 2016 Will Trump es noch wissen?
Der Klimawandel nur eine Erfindung der Chinesen? Ein Öllobbyist als Chef der Umweltbehörde? Wissenschaftler erwarten harte Zeiten, sollte die künftige US-Regierung das Interesse an Fakten verlieren.

Emily Mullin | MIT Technology Review | Nov 16, 2016 What’s Trump’s Plan for U.S. Biomedical Research?
Trump has promised voters he will cut federal spending, and last year he expressed a negative opinion about the NIH to conservative radio host Michael Savage, saying, “I hear so much about the NIH, and it’s terrible.” But in response to a question about research from, Trump said that scientific advances “require long-term investment.”

Daniel Baum | Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology | Nov 16, 2016 How Yuge Will Trump’s Influence Be On United States Science?
Discussing public health research, Trump told conservative radio host Michael Savage, “I hear so much about the NIH, and it’s terrible.” Trump told Science Debate that instead of giving the NIH all the funding it needs, “efforts to support research and public health initiatives will have to be balanced with other scarce resources” by Congress, where the Republicans now control both houses.

Philip Birocchi | Midnight | Nov 16, 2016 La paura del mondo scientifico ha un nome: Donald Trump
Tutto (o quasi) quello che noi sappiamo sulle sue idee in ambito scientifico deriva dalle risposte che ha fornito a 20 domande proposte da

iAfrica | AFP | Nov 16, 2016 Trump to be USA's first 'anti-science' leader
From the fight against climate change to dwindling budgets for research, the US scientific community fears the worst under Donald Trump, seen by many as the most hostile to science of any American president in history.

Discover | Nov 16, 2016 Global climate change action 'unstoppable' despite Trump
Pershing echoed numerous hopes voiced by climate advocates in Marrakech: that Trump will ultimately decide against a US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, once he realizes how doing so could deeply harm relationships overseas. In comments published in September on Science Debate, Trump wrote "There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of 'climate change'".

Diario Catolico | Nov 16, 2016 Ban Voices 'Hope' as Leaders Tackle Climate Change in Trump Shadow
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says action on climate change has become "unstoppable", as he expressed hopes US President-elect Donald Trump would drop plans to quit a global accord aimed at weaning the world off fossil fuels.

Pabla Aja | Ita Punta | Nov 16, 2016 Buhari arrives Morocco for COP 22 in Marrakech
Several thousand activists have marched in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to demand environmental justice, just a few kilometers (miles) away from where high-level United Nations climate change talks are being held.

Patrick Thibodeau | Computer World | Nov 16, 2016 Will Trump let China beat the U.S. in supercomputing?
It's unknown how high a priority supercomputing is for the incoming administration

Jean-Louis Santini | AFP | Nov 16, 2016 Scientists fear the worst under a Trump presidency
From the fight against climate change to dwindling budgets for research, the US scientific community fears the worst under Donald Trump, seen by many as the most hostile to science of any American president in history.

Últimos Acontecimentos - Jesus está voltando | Nov 15, 2016 Cientistas dos EUA temem o pior com Trump na Presidência
Da luta contra o aquecimento global aos orçamentos para pesquisa, a comunidade científica americana teme o pior com o futuro governo de Donald Trump, que já é visto como o presidente mais hostil com a ciência.

Digi 24 Romania | Nov 15, 2016 Stiinta si cercetarea nu vor fi prioritati ale administratiei Trump
Alegerea lui Donald Trump în fruntea administratiei americane ar putea însemna o stagnare daca nu cumva chiar un pas înapoi pentru stiinta si cercetare în SUA, domenii care nu fac parte dintre priorititile noului presedinte care nu a avut nicio problema sa decline, spre exemplu, ca exista un fenomen al încalzirii globale.

Instituto Humanitas Unisinos | Nov 15, 2016 COP22 começa com declarações cautelosas sobre ideias de Trump a respeito do clima
Reações à impressionante vitória de Donald Trump na eleição vieram dos EUA e de várias partes do mundo. Isso inclui Marrakech, no Marrocos, onde a comunidade global está reunida para a mais recente Conferência da ONU sobre Mudanças Climáticas, o COP 22.

José Pichel Andrés | Bez: Lo que debes saber | Nov 15, 2016 La ciencia y la tecnología, ante el abismo de la Administración Trump
El populista Donald Trump y el ultraconservador Mike Pence, próximos presidente y vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, forman un tandem letal contra la ciencia, la tecnología, el Internet libre y las políticas contra el cambio climático.

Andrew Revkin | New York Times | Nov 15, 2016 Probing Worst-Case Environmental Outcomes Under Trump and the G.O.P.
Hidden behind the flow of fact-free tweets and edge-wooing stump statements, Trump’s campaign had posted reasonable ideas when the Science Debate organization asked questions on the role of science funding in fostering innovation (it’s great, unless it’s climate science, evidently) and the merits of a post-fossil energy system.

Ecological Society of America Policy Blog | Nov 15, 2016 How Will A New Administration Affect Science
Rather than continue ambitious climate-focused initiatives, the Trump team has emphasized clean water, food supplies and disease eradication. These positions are consistent with his answers to’s 20 questions on science-driven issues.

MSN Norway | Nov 15, 2016 Fire grunner til hvorfor forskerne frykter Trump
Hvordan vil Trump påvirke vitenskapen? «Vitenskap er vitenskap, og fakta er fakta », skrev Trump i septemberutgaven av ScienceDebate. Vel?

Climate Denier Roundup | Daily Kos | Nov 15, 2016 Curry Denies Clear and Present Endangerment, Calls UNFCCC Hoaxsters
ScienceDebate has a new site where scientists can document how the Trump administration has influenced science. There are already examples of the power of rhetoric. But one thing not (yet) mentioned is how a certain set of scientists will be emboldened by post-truth politics.

Lindsay Dodgson | Business Insider | Nov 15, 2016 Researchers are calling Trump 'the first anti-science president'
Trump has never explicitly said that he wants to reduce funding for science in the US. However, his lack of policy and planning for the scientific community — paired with his apparently ridiculous budgeting — could be a worry in itself.

Stefania Carboni | Giornalettismo | Nov 15, 2016 La bufala di Barron Trump autistico per colpa dei vaccini
Rispondendo a Science Debate, Trump ha parlato dell’istruzione fondamentale per un programma di vaccinazione completo. Poi nel 2015, in piena campagna repubblicana raccontò la storia di due suoi collaboratori il cui bimbo, di due anni, finì autistico per colpa di vaccini.

The Authority Nigeria | Nov 15, 2016 What does Trump win mean for science?
Before the election, the non-profit organisation Science De­bate asked the main candidates to outline their positions on dif­ferent scientific points.

Lidya Peirce, Mary Albert | Evo News | Nov 15, 2016 Science Under Trump Administration: "Florida and America will lead the way into the stars”
Before the election, the non-profit organisation Science Debate asked the main candidates to discuss their positions on different scientific points. Trump’s vision for innovation in the country that is currently the world’s biggest spender on research and development reflects this businessman’s perspective.

Kedo China | Nov 14, 2016 What effect will Trump have on science and technology?
While everything is still unknown, the feeling is it will be a disaster ......

Monika Kossakowska-Zwierucho | Biotechnologia | Nov 14, 2016 Reakcje swiata nauki na wybór nowego prezydenta USA
Poruszenie medialne zwi?zane z wyborem nowego prezydenta USA nie pomin??o tak?e aspektu finansowania bada? naukowych w czasie nadchodz?cej prezydentury Donalda Trumpa. Oto jak sytuacj? opisuj? wiod?ce ameryka?skie media naukowe.

Marknadskommentarer | Öhman | Nov 14, 2016 Trump förändrar förutsättningarna men möjligheterna består
Samtidigt uttryckte han i en intervju på webbsidan Science Debate att han stödjer en utbyggnad av den förnyelsebara energin och sa så sent som i september: ”Perhaps we should be focused on developing energy sources and power production that alleviates the need for dependence on fossil fuels.”

Valérie Borde | L'actualité | Nov 14, 2016 Trump et la science
Sur toutes les tribunes, les scientifiques ont manifesté leur profonde inquiétude quant aux nominations à venir à la tête des organisations scientifiques américaines et aux décisions qui pourraient en découler.

Rebecca Leber and Ben Adler | Mother Jones | Nov 14, 2016 What Can Donald Trump Do to Screw Up the Planet? A lot.
Among climate hawks, the reactions to Donald Trump's election have ranged from hopeless to Pollyannaish and everything in between.

The Science of Parkinson's disease | Nov 14, 2016 Something different – Government funding for Parkinson’s research
Mr Trump has given little indication regarding his thoughts on research funding. And it is difficult to get any real sense of where things may be going based on the mass media news outlets, which seem to be more interested in scandal rather than in depth investigative journalism.

Edgardo Diaz | Equilibrio Informativo | Nov 14, 2016 This Climate Change Denier Might Soon Lead the EPA
When Donald Trump takes the oath of office in January, he appears poised to become the only world leader who questions whether climate change is real.

Scott Gibson | Istreet Research | Nov 14, 2016 John Kerry says he'll continue to implement Paris Agreement
Since Donald Trump was elected, governments all over the world from China to smaller island nations have reaffirmed their commitments to the 2015 Paris Agreement at ongoing climate talks in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Darrel Walker | AZ News Desk | Nov 14, 2016 Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal
The extraordinary speed at which the Paris accord was enacted into law was driven in part by concerns among world leaders that Trump, if elected, could prevent the US from participating.

Inferno | Nov 14, 2016 Trump, El Dirigente Mas Hostil Con La Ciencia: Expertos
“La observación desde el espacio y la exploración más allá de la órbita terrestre deberían ser prioridades”, afirmó en respuesta a una pregunta de

Hubert Taler | Spider's Web | Nov 14, 2016 Donald Trump kontra nauka - przeswietlamy nowego prezydenta Stanów Zjednoczonych
Jednym z wiarygodnych zródel jest debata naukowa na stronie ScienceDebate która polegala na zadaniu dwudziestu pytan kandydatom na prezydenta.

Judith Curry | Climate Etc. | Nov 13, 2016 Trumping the climate
I find it difficult to argue with Trump's statement on climate change to Science Debate. In fact, I like his statement quite a lot.

Salvatore Jensen | Consumnes Connection | Nov 13, 2016 Donald Trump, climate finance, and 'catastrophe'
President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax and said he would "cancel" USA involvement in the landmark Paris deal.

Chuck Bednar | Red Orbit | Nov 13, 2016 What does a Trump presidency mean for science in the US?
US President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory caused a large amount of unrest for many Americans, including scientists who are uncertain what this outcome means for the future of their research.

United Arab Emirates Magazine | Nov 13, 2016 Why are Scientists Worried About a Trump Presidency? Here are the Reasons.
Trump publicly denies the existence of climate change, which more than half of Americans take seriously. He even described it once as a Chinese hoax.

Weiner Zeitung | Nov 13, 2016 Ein "anti-wissenschaftlicher" Präsident?
Schwerpunkt auf angewandte, industrienahe Forschung, doch auch langfristige Investitionen in Wissenschaft: So liest sich eine Stoßrichtung des künftigen US-Präsidenten Donald Trump auf der Website " Da Wissenschaft, Innovation und Bildung im Wahlkampf untergingen und es offenbar praktisch keinen Austausch zwischen Trump und der Welt der Forschung gab, ergriffen US-Forschungsorganisationen und Universitäten die Initiative, den Präsidentschaftskandidaten 20 Fragen zu stellen.

20 Minutes | Nov 13, 2016 «Trump est le premier président anti-science»
La communauté scientifique tremble depuis l'élection du républicain. Certains estiment que les conséquences pourraient être sévères.

Agence France-Presse | Nov 13, 2016 Les scientifiques craignent le pire d'une présidence Trump
"L'observation depuis l'espace et l'exploration au-delà de l'orbite terrestre devrait être des priorités", a-t-il écrit en réponse à une question de

Teo Jun Hong | Mims | Nov 13, 2016 6 of Donald Trump’s known positions on healthcare and science
Responding to worries that he would reject scientific studies, he responded via that he would respect the integrity of science, and free it from partisanship. He says that “science is science and facts are facts.”

Jean-Louis Santini | Agence France-Presse | Nov 13, 2016 Los científicos de EEUU temen lo peor con Trump como presidente
“La observación desde el espacio y la exploración más allá de la órbita terrestre deberían ser prioridades”, afirmó en respuesta a una pregunta de

Flap Ship | Nov 13, 2016 UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership FlapShip
"Although China remains the world's largest carbon emitter, the nation is making quick progress in transforming to low carbon growth", he was quoted as saying by the China Daily. In comments published in September on Science Debate, Trump wrote, "There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of 'climate change'".

Hubert Green | The Villages Suntimes | Nov 13, 2016 What will Trump's presidency mean for the historic Paris agreement?
Trump has repeatedly rejected scientific evidence that average global temperatures are rising.

William Yardley | Orlando Sentinel | Nov 13, 2016 Paris accord an endangered species?
There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of 'climate change.' ” — Donald Trump, writing in September on the Science Debate website

Rebecca Leber and Ben Adler | Newsweek | Nov 13, 2016 Here's What's On Donald Trump's Climate Change Hit List
“Perhaps we should be focused on developing energy sources and power production that alleviates the need for dependence on fossil fuels,” his campaign wrote. The above list, however, doesn’t instill confidence that Trump will follow through on a “perhaps.”

Diario Catolico | Nov 12, 2016 Pakistan ratifies Paris Climate Change accord at UN ceremony
But even if Trump walks away from the Paris deal, market forces are already reducing emissions. In comments published in September on Science Debate, a nonprofit website that promotes science education for children, Trump wrote, "There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of 'climate change'".

Discover-USA | Nov 12, 2016 Australia ratifies Paris climate pact amid Donald Trump fears
When Science Debate asked him and the other presidential candidates about the issue, Trump focused on alternative spending priorities.

Zachary Reyes | Consumnes Connection | Nov 12, 2016 Trump has to do little to keep his climate promises
Coal country is celebrating Donald Trump's election victory. In comments published in September on Science Debate, a nonprofit website that promotes science education for children, Trump wrote, "There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of 'climate change.'"

Tom Still | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Nov 12, 2016 Tom Still: Trump is detail-free choice
Trump’s victory in Tuesday's election was not about details but rather about broad themes and values, many of which could be interpreted in different ways by different listeners.

Kim McGuire | Houston Chronicle | Nov 12, 2016 Are scientific efforts a priority for Trump? Rice prof and former presidential adviser unsure
"To those of you in the audience that do not appear to be space aliens, I want to say good afternoon," Kelly said. "And to the rest of you, congratulations on winning the election."

The Catalyst | Nov 11, 2016 Trump’s Regressive Environmental Policy Threatens to Exacerbate Global Climate Change
Trump has been vague about his intended environmental policies, but he has made some nerve-wracking assertions.

Michelle Taylor | Laboratory Equipment | Nov 11, 2016 ICYMI: What Election 2016 Will Do to Science
Before the election, the non-profit Science Debate sent out a list of 20 science questions to the four candidates. It crowdsourced and refined hundreds of suggestions, then submitted the 20 they deemed most important and most immediate to the presidential campaigns

MaryBeth DiDonna | Controlled Environments Mag | Nov 11, 2016 What Does Trump’s Win Mean for the Sciences?
Now that the election is over, members of the STEM community are left wondering what a Trump presidency means for their jobs, their industries, and the Earth.

Nuño Dominguez | El Pais | Nov 11, 2016 Fumar no mata y otras patadas de Trump y Pence a la ciencia
Los dos nuevos líderes de EE UU difunden bulos sobre las vacunas, el tabaco, la energía eólica y el cambio climático

Alex Philippidis | GEN | Nov 11, 2016 Biotech Leaders Surveyed About Impact of Trump Presidency
During the campaign, Trump hinted at possible support for higher NIH budgets, even as he has called for cutting federal spending: “We must make the commitment to invest in science, engineering, healthcare and other areas that will make the lives of Americans better, safer and more prosperous,” he told

Sarah Emerson | Motherboard | Nov 11, 2016 Scientists’ Top Concerns in Trump’s America
During an interview with, Trump took a surprisingly rational stance toward science and innovation.

Laura Geggel and Kacey Deamer | Live Science | Nov 10, 2016 What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for Science?
Trump wrote that "Science is science, and facts are facts" in a September interview with ScienceDebate, a coalition of 56 U.S. nonpartisan scientific organizations. But some of Trump's statements are at odds with science.

Rebecca Leber and Ben Adler | Grist | Nov 10, 2016 Trump will be the fossil fuel industry’s greatest gift
Trump’s most measured comments on climate and the environment came in his response to Science Debate: “Perhaps we should be focused on developing energy sources and power production that alleviates the need for dependence on fossil fuels.”

Irmina Pasquarelli | Climatewire | Nov 10, 2016 Why Donald Trump's election might be a disaster for the environment
When Science Debate asked him and the other presidential candidates about the issue, Trump focused on alternative spending priorities.

Agence Science-Presse | Nov 10, 2016 La science sous Trump
Sur les dossiers scientifiques, on sait déjà que Donald Trump est climatosceptique et que les défenseurs de l’assurance-maladie d’Obama craignent pour sa survie. Quoi d’autre?

Brian Resnick | Vox | Nov 10, 2016 As president, Trump will shape the future of science. And scientists are worried.
“He seems like he’ll be a pretty clearly anti-science president.”

Paul Rincon | BBC News | Nov 10, 2016 What does Trump win mean for US science?
Before the election, the non-profit organisation Science Debate asked the main candidates to outline their positions on different scientific points.

Elena Re Garbagnati | Repubblica | Nov 10, 2016 Donald Trump, cybersicurezza e spazio: tutti i piani del presidente
Stando alla campagna elettorale, il successore di Barack Obama ha rappresentato una netta inversione su ogni fronte, anche in ambito tecnologico. Dall'uso dei social media alla sicurezza informatica, fino allo Spazio. Ecco cosa possiamo aspettarci

John Kerr | Sciblogs | Nov 10, 2016 What does Trump mean for Science?
The best indication of Trump’s stance on science issues thus far is captured by which canvassed candidates across a wide range of science policy topics.

Mark Peplow | Chemistry World | Nov 10, 2016 Trump, unleashed
The best hope for the world is that the president-elect was lying about his policies

William Yardley | Los Angeles Times | Nov 10, 2016 Will Paris climate accord and other environmental pacts survive a Trump presidency?
When Donald Trump takes the oath of office in January, he appears poised to become the only world leader who questions whether climate change is real.

Christine Gorman | Scientific American | Nov 09, 2016 How President-Elect Trump Views Science
It’s hard to know what President-elect Donald J. Trump will do on scientific issues, since he has not gone into much detail on the stump. But before the election our partners at asked his campaign for his positions on certain important science issues.

Alan Boyle | Geekwire | Nov 09, 2016 How President Trump will change science policy, starting with climate issues
Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election opens the way for a profound reversal in environmental policies, even as officials are working on implementing this year’s Paris climate agreement.

Ryan F. Mandelbaum | Scientific American | Nov 09, 2016 What Trump's Surprise Victory Could Mean for Science
His stunning win took many people in both parties by surprise—and scientists are only beginning to process the possible fallout

Sarah Kaplan | Washington Post | Nov 09, 2016 What will President Trump mean for science?
Donald Trump will be the nation’s next president, the shocking conclusion to a long and divisive campaign in which science was barely mentioned except on

Andrew Revkin | New York Times | Nov 09, 2016 Prospects for the Environment, and Environmentalism, Under President Trump
There are green glimmers amid the most polarizing sound bites of the Trump campaign. One came in his responses to the questions posed by the Science Debate organization: “Perhaps we should be focused on developing energy sources and power production that alleviates the need for dependence on fossil fuels.” That’s a statement I plan to hold him accountable on.

Tom Murphy | Humanosphere | Nov 09, 2016 Paris climate deal at risk of falling apart following Trump victory
Trump did not discuss climate change often during the campaign trail. When Science Debate asked him and the other presidential candidates about the issue, Trump focused on alternative spending priorities. The answer, taken with his previously stated skepticism, show that it is not an issue of concern for Trump. That worries activists.

Tereza Pultarova | Engineering & Technology Magazine | Nov 09, 2016 What surprise Trump victory means for engineering and technology
The unbelievable has happened once again and magnate Donald Trump is set to become the 45th President of the USA. Here we provide a brief outline of his positions on key areas related to science, engineering and technology.

Paul Raeburn | Newsweek | Nov 09, 2016 Trump: The Most Anti-Science President Ever?
The most substantial record of Trump’s views comes from answers to a questionnaire developed by Science

Alessandro Martorana | International Business Times | Nov 09, 2016 Donald Trump contro La Scienza: tutte le imbarazzanti posizioni del presidente eletto
In attesa che a gennaio del 2017 l'imprenditore newyorkese metta il proprio nome sul citofono del 1600 di Pennsylvania Avenue, può essere interessante capire quali siano le sue posizioni in ambito scientifico.

Hans Labohm | Climate Gate | Nov 09, 2016 Donald Trump en klimaatverandering
In de Amerikaanse verkiezingsstrijd heeft het thema ‘klimaat’ geen of nauwelijks een rol gespeeld. Dat is opvallend voor een onderwerp dat nog niet zo lang geleden door verschillende prominente poltici als de grootste bedreiging van de mensheid werd gezien.

Tristan Vey | Le Figaro | Nov 09, 2016 Donald Trump, entre créationnisme et négation des méfaits du tabac
Donald Trump n'aime pas la science. Ou, du moins, il ne s'en soucie guère. Interpellé par l'association ScienceDebate, qui milite pour une meilleure prise en compte des questions scientifiques dans la campagne américaine, il avait répondu de manière laconique à chacune des vingt questions thématiques qui lui étaient posées.

Danielle Muoio | Business Insider | Nov 09, 2016 Trump's presidency could spell trouble for Tesla's big bet on solar
"There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of 'climate change,'" Trump said on ScienceDebate. "We must decide on how best to proceed so that we can make lives better, safer and more prosperous." The news may not bode well for Tesla, which is looking to acquire SolarCity in a deal worth $2.6 billion.

Editors | ResearchGate | Nov 09, 2016 Researchers react to the election of Donald Trump
“During much of the night I have tried to imagine any positive outcome resulting from this election," said Krauss.

Javier Pastor | Xataka | Nov 09, 2016 Por qué los gobernantes no hablan de tecnología y ciencia: porque no las entienden
Scientific American hicieron un "examen" a partir de las preguntas planteadas por ScienceDebate para evaluar a cada uno de los principales candidatos hace unos meses. El resultado fue aplastante: Clinton sacó 64 puntos, por 7 de Trump.

Tim Cardol | ScienceGuide | Nov 09, 2016 Wat gaat Trump de kennissector brengen?
De vragen die de presidentskandidaten geacht werden te beantwoorden in het kader van ScienceDebate geven ook een aardig inkijkje. Trump benadrukte daarin het belang van langetermijn investeringen in onderzoek en innovatie.

InfoTechnology | Nov 09, 2016 Negocios Tech en la Era Trump: ¿Que Se Puede Esperar?
Cuando le preguntó a Trump cómo prepararía a los estudiantes para los trabajos del siglo XXI, particularmente aquellos en ciencias y tecnología, Trump no respondió la pregunta directamente

Rebecca Harrington | Business Insider | Nov 09, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump doesn't believe in climate change. Here's his platform on the environment
With control of the presidency, House, Senate, and at least one Supreme Court seat to fill, the GOP will have the opportunity to make sweeping changes in the next four years.

Chemical & Engineering News | Nov 09, 2016 Trump’s views on major science policy issues
Earlier this year, the then-candidate answered 20 questions from

Damian Garde | STAT | Nov 09, 2016 What does Donald Trump’s win mean for science and medicine?
Here in the world of science and medicine, the election of Donald Trump has left many trying to make sense of the vagaries, reversals, and red herrings that have marked his rhetoric on key issues from research funding to drug pricing.

Anne Ringgaard | Videnskab | Nov 09, 2016 Det har Trump sagt om videnskab
Global opvarmning er langt fra den nye præsidents hovedprioritet. Det var også tydeligt, da han svarede på 20 spørgmål om videnskab stillet af en sammenslutning af amerikanske forskere på

Jeffrey Mervis | Science | Nov 09, 2016 Here’s some advice for you, President Trump, from scientists
While Clinton crafted lengthy policy statements on any number of topics involving science and innovation, Trump’s most relevant comments can be found in brief answers to 20 questions posed by

Adam Withnall | The Independent | Nov 09, 2016 Why President Donald Trump is an even bigger disaster than you thought
World's most influential climate champion elects man who does not believe in the science behind man-made climate change, and has threatened to 'cancel' the Paris Agreement. Asked about his views on ScienceDebate, he said: "There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of 'climate change. We must decide on how best to proceed so that we can make lives better, safer and more prosperous.”

Meg Thornberry | Cavalier Daily | Nov 09, 2016 Donald Trump plans for mental healthcare reform
Trump told nonpartisan organization Science Debate that the national government should provide support to state and local mental healthcare efforts.

David Kravets | Ars Technica | Nov 09, 2016 What the Trump win means for tech, science, and beyond
Net neutrality, science-based policy are threatened. A maximalist IP approach looms.

The ORF | Nov 08, 2016 Wissenschaft als Spiegel des Wahlkampfs
Heute wird in den USA der nächste Präsident oder die erste Präsidentin gewählt. Der Wahlkampf hat sich vordergründig auf Themen wie Sexismus und E-Mails konzentriert. Die Wissenschaft war ein - wenngleich sehr kontroversielles - Randthema.

Alex Philippidis | Gen | Nov 08, 2016 Beyond Clinton and Trump, Election Issues Ripple through Congress and into States
Months of mud-slinging between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should finally, and thankfully, end in today’s election, setting the direction of biopharma research funding and other drug- and science-related issues for the next few years—as will Congressional races and state ballot questions.

The Editors | Scientific American | Nov 08, 2016 Science? In the Elections?
For the past eight years, nonprofit organization has spearheaded a grassroots effort to push presidential candidates to discuss these issues, which are every bit as important to America's future as international affairs or tax policy. Scientific American rates the presidential candidates on 20 science questions.

Elizabeth Broadbent | Scary Mommy | Nov 08, 2016 Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump On Climate Change
When asked about climate change on ScienceDebate, Trump implied that the US shouldn’t waste “financial resources” on climate change.

Jayde Lovell | SciQ | TYT Network | Nov 08, 2016 'A More Scientific Union' Interview: Matthew Chapman, President of Science Debate
A More Scientific Union was the first science-based town hall for the 2016 election and a crucial moment for highlighting science issues this election year to the public. Watch this and other behind the scenes interviews.

Jeremy Berke | Business Insider | Nov 08, 2016 Here’s where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on energy issues
The two candidates — one the first woman to ever run on a major party’s ticket and the other a brash billionaire and reality-television star — offer competing visions for the future direction of the country.

De Ingenieur | Nov 08, 2016 Clinton en Trump over Technologie
Vandaag gaan de Verenigde Staten naar de stembus en vannacht volgt de uitslag van de Amerikaanse presidentsverkiezingen. Hoe denken beide kandidaten over onderwerpen als energie, innovatie en internet?

Michael Greshko | National Geographic | Nov 08, 2016 A Last Look at the U.S. Presidential Candidates’ Stances on Science
See how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stack up on the environment, climate change, animals, parks, public health, and more.

Tom Murphy | Humanosphere | Nov 08, 2016 Where do Trump and Clinton stand on foreign aid?
“Our best input to helping with global issues is to make sure that the United States is on the proper trajectory economically,” Trump told Science Debate.

Matthew Herper | Forbes | Nov 07, 2016 The Scientific Case Against Voting For Donald Trump
Consider this among the arguments against voting for Republican nominee Donald Trump: he lacks even a basic understanding of science, both as a body of facts and as a method for understanding the world. He has shown repeatedly that he has disdain for both experts and relying on data to make decisions.

Jeff Foust | The Space Review | Nov 07, 2016 Closing arguments for space in the 2016 campaign
Throughout a campaign that has been extraordinarily divisive, space has been a non-issue. However, Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have finally disclosed to some details about what they would do in space policy if elected.

Alessandro Martorana | International Business Times | Nov 07, 2016 Elezioni USA: una vittoria di Trump sarebbe un disastro per l'ambiente
Prima abbiamo detto come Clinton e Trump non abbiano mai parlato di cambiamento climatico nei loro dibattiti. Questo è certamente vero, ma c'è comunque stato un confronto tra i due: a settembre il sito ha invitato gli sfidanti (insieme al candidato del Partito Libertariano, Gary Johnson, ed a quella dei Verdi, Jill Stein) a rispondere in forma scritta a 20 domande riguardanti le posizioni su diversi temi di carattere scientifico.

Lasse Biørnstad | Forskning | Nov 07, 2016 Slik svarer Trump og Clinton på viktige spørsmål fra forskere
En stor forskergruppe satte sammen et knippe spørsmål til kandidatene. Her får du noen av svarene deres.

Chloe Albanesius | PC Magazine | Nov 07, 2016 Clinton vs. Trump: Where They Stand on Technology
While neither candidate is exactly a tech genius, they do have some ideas on issues concerning the industry.

Chris Lehmann | Dr.Dk | Nov 06, 2016 Clinton eller Trump – Nasa’s fremtid afgøres af den næste præsident
Trump vil have mennesker på alle planeter inden for hundrede år. Clinton vil have mennesker på Mars om tyve.

Richard Rood | Weather Underground | Nov 05, 2016 Salience: On the Eve of the 2016 Election
Ms. Clinton’s approach is knowledge-based; Mr. Trump’s approach is whim-based and unpredictable. The choice has never been so definitive.

Shahir Masri | Toxic Talks Blog | Nov 04, 2016 Clinton vs. Trump on the Environment
To assess the quality of each candidate’s response in the least biased manner, I generated a ranking system through which I scored each ScienceDebate response by Trump and Clinton according to 6 separate criteria.

Election 2016: Research Behind the Race | Penn State | Nov 03, 2016 Election 2016: What’s ahead for scientific research?
History has clearly shown that political issues and the priorities of each presidential administration affect the direction of scientific research and the resources to support it.

Terrence O'Brien | Engadget | Nov 03, 2016 Where Trump and Clinton stand on tech and science
Election day is coming up quick, so make sure to check out Engadget's guide to the 2016 race. Click here to see all the candidates' report cards.

Grant Gerlock | Indiana Public Media | Nov 02, 2016 How Would Clinton, Trump Protect The Ogallala Aquifer?
Trump also described water security as a central issue for the next generation. “Therefore, we must make the investment in our fresh water infrastructure to ensure access to affordable fresh water solutions for everyone,” Trump told

Vanessa Schipani | | Nov 02, 2016 The Candidates on Climate Change
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are worlds apart in their stances on human-caused climate change.

Marina Schauffler | Portland Press Herald | Oct 31, 2016 In post-fact society, emotions and ideology increasingly squelch scientific evidence
The candidates in next week's election offer stark differences on turning back climate change.

American Counseling Association | Oct 31, 2016 The Candidates Answer a Question on Mental Illness
Mental illness is among the most painful and stigmatized diseases, and the National Institute of Mental Health estimates it costs America more than $300 billion per year.

On The Issues | Oct 31, 2016 20 Questions on science from
On The Issues assembled a series of issue answers on presidential candidates' views on science as given to

Laura Guertin | AGU Geo Ed Trek | Oct 27, 2016 2016 Earth science election activity for students
The best website for students to start with is the one from, a website that presents how the candidates for president have responded to “America’s top 20 science, engineering, tech, health & environmental issues in 2016.” At a minimum, every scientist and student should check out this site.

Shoshana Wodinsky | Second Nexus | Oct 26, 2016 Results of Donald Trump's Science Survey are Exactly What You'd Expect
With the US presidential election less than a month away, many voters want to know each candidate’s stance on scientific matters.

The Stem Cell Podcast | Oct 26, 2016 Ep. 77: “Political Science” Featuring Michael Halpern
How are you going to use evidence to inform your positions on all sorts of important national issues?

John Besley | The Conversation | Oct 25, 2016 What’s at risk if scientists don’t think strategically before talking politics
Being strategic means figuring out what you want to achieve through communication and what, realistically, you can expect to accomplish through the channels and resources available. | Oct 24, 2016 El gran ausente en los debates: Qué piensan Clinton y Trump sobre el cambio climático
Pese al alto interés público, apenas un par de menciones al paso se escucharon sobre uno de los grandes desafíos que ambos enfrentarían en una eventual presidencia, un tema que sí han abordado en otras instancias.

Scottie Lee Meyers | The Kathleen Dunn Show | WPR | Oct 24, 2016 Scientists Upset Debate Moderators Failed To Ask Presidential Candidates About Climate Change
Media Too Concerned About Ratings, Not Substance, Scientist Says

Jason Ludwigson | La Crosse Tribune | Oct 24, 2016 Jason Ludwigson: Science and the voting booth
Without more pressure on these crucial issues we can’t expect our policy leaders and elected officials to take them more seriously.

Alexander Foo | MIMS | Oct 21, 2016 Clinton vs Trump: What will the next U.S. President’s political beliefs mean for healthcare?
Twenty questions about mental health, space exploration, vaccinations, antibiotics, energy and climate change were submitted to the presidential candidates by to get their positions on these matters, as they will not get much air time during the debates.

Denisse Moreno | Epoch Times | Oct 21, 2016 Where Clinton and Trump Stand
The candidates' platforms laid out policy by policy

Rafi Letzter | Business Insider | Oct 21, 2016 Don't forget what happened the one time Trump and Clinton really debated climate change
Trump and Clinton actually have faced off once about climate policy in a debate. It wasn't televised, or conducted with the candidates sitting in the same room. Instead, it was a write-in debate conducted in September by the site

Andrew Revkin | New York Times | Oct 20, 2016 Climate Silence Goes Way Beyond Debate Moderators
The panels were recorded last week at YouTube’s studios in downtown Manhattan and organized by Nancy Holt of and Jayde Lovell, the host of the SciQ show on The Young Turks network, along with the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Science Education Policy Association.

The Young Turks & | Oct 20, 2016 VIDEO: Town Hall Forum: Science and the Election: Health, Medicine, Environment
From ‘A More Scientific Union’ Panel televised on The Young Turks featuring Harold Varmus, Rush Holt, Mary Woolley, Majora Carter, and Andrew Revkin

The West Side Story | Oct 20, 2016 Nobel laureates publish open letter endorsing Hilary Clinton
“When it comes to climate change, the science is crystal clear. That’s why as President, I will work both domestically and internationally to ensure that we build on recent progress and continue to slash greenhouse gas pollution over the coming years as the science clearly tells us we must,” Clinton said on Science Debate.

Cory Hatch | Jackson Hole News & Guide | Oct 20, 2016 Environmental vote should go to Clinton
I had serious reservations about whether to write a column that contrasts Trump’s environmental policies with those of Hillary Clinton.

Nuclear Energy Institute | Oct 20, 2016 Clinton, Trump Both Support Nuclear Energy, which bills itself as a “blue-ribbon coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers,” published the leading candidates’ responses to 20 questions on science, engineering, health and environmental topics.

John Timmer | Ars Technica | Oct 20, 2016 Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump on science, energy, and the climate
From all-in on renewables to all-in on denial of evidence, contrasts abound.

The Kathleen Dunn Show | NPR / WPR | Oct 19, 2016 The Presidential Science Debate
The candidates for president have responded to America's Top 20 Science, Engineering, Tech, Health & Environmental Issues in 2016. We talk to Shawn Otto and Lawrence Krauss, co-founders of a movement to get a Presidential Debate on Science about the questions and answers.

David Warmflash | Genetic Literacy Project | Oct 19, 2016 2016 Presidential Race: Clinton, Trump, Stein and Johnson on Vaccines and Bio-Pharmaceuticals
The final installment of The Genetic Literacy Project’s three-part series on the major presidential candidates’ views on genetics and biotechnology–human and agriculture–subjects not being addressed during the presidential debates.

David Warmflash | Genetic Literacy Project | Oct 18, 2016 2016 Presidential Race: Clinton, Trump, Stein and Johnson on Biomedical Research
The Genetic Literacy Project continues with its three-part series on the major presidential candidates’ views on genetics and biotechnology.

Scott Gibson | iStreet Research | Oct 17, 2016 Humans on MARS in the 2030s: President Obama makes Red Planet announcement
With Obama on his way out the door, it will be up to his successors to determine how soon humans make it to Mars. SpaceNews reported last month that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton supported plans to send humans to Mars in response to a questionnaire on science policy from

David Warmflash | Genetic Literacy Project | Oct 17, 2016 2016 Presidential Race: Clinton, Trump, Stein and Johnson on Food, Farming and GMOs
We examine how Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein address issues on food, farming, and crop genetic modification.

Natalie Jacewicz | Scientific American | Oct 17, 2016 Make America Scientific Again!
A televised blue-ribbon town hall held in New York led by and The Young Turks comes up with some answers to how that crucial goal might come about

Louis W. Sullivan | Atlantic Journal Constitution | Oct 14, 2016 Health research should be a priority
What is the viewpoint of our presidential candidates when it comes to clinical research and the scientific enterprise as a whole? Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, have commented on several key issues ranging from vaccines to mental health to climate change in a questionnaire from

Amina Khan | Sci-Tech Today | Oct 14, 2016 Surprise! The Universe Has 10 Times as Many Galaxies as Thought
Achieving Obama's Mars ambition, of course, will be out of his hands. SpaceNews reported last month that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she supported plans to send humans to Mars in response to a questionnaire on science policy from

Chris Gebhardt | Nasa Space Flight | Oct 14, 2016 Exploring President Obama’s support for space one month before an election
The question posed was: What should America’s national goals be for space exploration and earth observation from space, and what steps would your administration take to achieve them?

Amanda Marcotte | Salon | Oct 12, 2016 Salon Talks: Author Shawn Otto on The War on Science, Climate Change, and the Presidential Science Debates
Amanda Marcotte and Shawn Otto discuss, the politics of science and science denial, and Otto's latest book "The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It" in this video interview.

Adelia Humme | Ed Tech Times | Oct 12, 2016 Clinton and Trump Overlook Education in the Second Presidential Debate
In response to questions posed to all candidates by Science Debate, Clinton called for broadening educational opportunities in the computer science field to “help prepare the diverse tech workforce of tomorrow.”

Editors | Emol | Oct 12, 2016 Cómo la elección presidencial de EE.UU. podría afectar el futuro de la NASA
Quien llegue a la Casa Blanca el próximo año deberá tomar importantes decisiones respecto a la exploración de Marte y el futuro de la Estación Espacial Internacional. Aquí revisamos los planes de los candidatos.

Samantha Masunaga and Jim Puzzanghera | Top Tech News | Oct 12, 2016 Getting Humans to Mars Will Require Teamwork
Achieving Obama's Mars ambition, of course, will be out of his hands. SpaceNews reported last month that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she supported plans to send humans to Mars in response to a questionnaire on science policy from

Michael Zimmerman | Huffington Post | Oct 12, 2016 Thousands of Clergy Members Endorse Hillary Clinton: The Clergy Letter Project Makes Its First Political Endorsement
The Clergy Letter Project consists of more than14,000 clergy members from all corners of the United States who adamantly believe that religion and science can be compatible endeavors.

Jim Puzzanghera and Samantha Masunaga | Los Angeles Times | Oct 11, 2016 Obama wants to send humans to Mars by the 2030s with NASA, private company collaboration
“We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America's story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time,” Obama said.

Nafis Hasan, Drew Hooper, & Kayla Gross | Insight | Oct 11, 2016 Presidential candidates talk science: where they stand on 20 important issues
With the election drawing nearer, we decided to review their answers and provide summaries.

WBUR | Oct 11, 2016 Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Science
It can be tricky to determine, with any certainty, where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on the issues — including on issues of science. But Scientific American magazine and are trying to change that.

Big Picture Science Radio show | Oct 10, 2016 Science and the Election
Shawn Otto, organizer of Science Debate, describes one obstacle to meaningful discussion. Communication expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson looks back to discern trends that have made productive discussion about science nearly impossible today. And Lawrence Krauss discusses the unique situation in which the man at the top of one political ticket is flat out wrong about science.

Editorial Board | The Kansas City Star | Oct 09, 2016 Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton need to debate crucial health, science and technology issues
Debate moderators shouldn’t have a hard time coming up with questions, but if they do, there’s a convenient list at Dozens of scientific organizations and universities — from the Academy of Natural Sciences to the World Wildlife Foundation — have endorsed it.

Shawn Otto | Scientific American | Oct 09, 2016 A Plan To Defend Against the War on Science
The challenge of creating a public able to parse evidence-free “facts” rests with the press, educators and other thought leaders

Jeremy Berke | Business Insider | Oct 08, 2016 Here's where Hillary Clinton stands on energy issues
Clinton also wants to cut oil and gas subsidies and invest in clean-energy research, specifically installing a half-billion solar panels by the end of her first term, according to Science Debate.

Bernadette Gray-Little | The Conversation | Oct 06, 2016 Science is key to U.S. standing, but presidential candidates largely ignore it
In 2009, for the first time, non-U.S. companies received more than half of the U.S. patents awarded. In high-tech exports – think aircraft, computers, pharmaceuticals – China bypassed the United States as the world leader in patents and is gaining ground as the second-leading publisher of biomedical research journal articles.

Rebecca Harrington | Business Insider | Oct 05, 2016 Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on climate change
"When it comes to climate change, the science is crystal clear," Clinton said on ScienceDebate. In response to a question about his views on climate change on ScienceDebate, Trump implied that the US shouldn't waste "financial resources" on climate change.

Gwendolyn Schanker | Northeastern Climate Change Review | Oct 05, 2016 Students React to Climate Silence at Presidential Debates
The lack of attention to climate change, and the failure of the moderators to ask directly about the topic, has justifiably outraged environmentalists, scientists, and many college students.

Rush Holt and Marcia McNutt | St Louis Post-Dispatch | Oct 05, 2016 Key questions for the next debate
The first presidential debate featured three main question areas — America’s direction, achieving prosperity and securing America — with a common but under-appreciated thread that should inform the candidates and the public. That thread is science.

The Washington Post | Oct 05, 2016 Truth or Denial
We're a scientifically advanced society but some refuse to accept what scientists say is true. It's happening with vaccines, with climate change, and, as seen in the upcoming film "Denial," even with the holocaust. The Washington Post talks with Shawn Otto, chair of and author of "The War on Science," and with the film's subject, Deborah Lipstadt.

Editorial | MIT Faculty Newsletter | Oct 05, 2016 Presidential Candidates Weigh In On Science Policy Issues
Clinton’s responses exhibit much more specificity in terms of programmatic proposals. Among the clearer differences between Trump and Clinton were in the responses to the threat of climate change.

Cary Funk & Brian Kennedy | Pew Research Center | Oct 04, 2016 The Politics of Climate
Polarized views about climate issues stretch from the causes and cures for climate change to trust in climate scientists and their research. But most Americans support a role for scientists in climate policy, and there is bipartisan support for expanding solar, wind energy

Giampiero Gramaglia | Formiche | Oct 02, 2016 Scienza: Hillary promossa con bei voti, Trump bocciato
Hillary Clinton promossa con bei voti e Donald Trump sonoramente bocciato. E’ il giudizio espresso dalla rivista Scientific American e da un gruppo di ricercatori interpellati online sulle risposte date dai candidati alla presidenza a 20 domande su argomenti scientifici, dai finanziamenti alla ricerca al cambiamento climatico, dalla biodiversità alla salute. Con la rivista ha collaborato l’associazione

Wes Williams | If You Only News | Oct 02, 2016 No wonder he's freaking out: Trump's leaked tax return reveals just what a sh*tty businessman he is
Trump has promised to do wonderful things for the country and the economy if he is elected. And he loves to talk about creativity and innovation, as he does in this answer to a question posed by

Karen Kaplan | Los Angeles Times | Sep 30, 2016 How science would fare under a Clinton or Trump administration
In a presidential election season dominated by talk of birth certificates, tax returns and email servers, science has rarely made headlines. But that doesn’t mean it’s irrelevant. On the contrary, policy decisions made by the next president will influence the future of the planet and all its inhabitants for years to come.

Nidhal Guessoum | Gulf News | Sep 29, 2016 US presidential election and science
The candidates’ answers are highly interesting in that they reflect the political and ideological DNAs of the candidates and their camps but simultaneously shed light on the issues themselves. Indeed, reading the answers, one comes to better understand the problems as well as the political, economic, and social programmes that each candidate is proposing generally. The contrasts could not be starker.

Justin Worland | Time | Sep 29, 2016 Donald Trump Does Not Believe in Man-Made Climate Change, Campaign Manager Says
Both candidates offered their views on how to address climate change—and other key science issues under presidential purview—in a survey of science policy earlier this month. In those answers, Trump dismissed global warming saying “there is still much that needs to be investigated” while Clinton outlined her plan.

Chip Northrup | No Fracking Way | Sep 28, 2016 Twitter Trump Disagrees With Teleprompter Trump on Global Warming
If Donald Trump is trying to run away from his well-known position as a climate change denier, he’s doing a terrible job at it.

Catorce 6 | Sep 28, 2016 Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton en materia ambiental
Quizás el tema ambiental que más revuelo ha causado en la actual campaña por la presidencia de Estados Unidos, han sido las continuas declaraciones de Donald Trump según las cuales faltan evidencias probables del cambio climático.

Hubert Green | TheVillagesSuntimes | Sep 28, 2016 #TrumpWon Prompts Shows of Support, Brutal Mockery Over Debate Performance
A customer and waitress can be seen in a cafe in Sydney, Australia, September 27, 2016 as Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are displayed on a screen during the first presidential debate.

Rebecca Leber | Grist | Sep 28, 2016 Trump shows us what happens to a climate denier in denial
“Perhaps we should be focused on developing energy sources and power production that alleviates the need for dependence on fossil fuels,” Trump wrote to ScienceDebate earlier this month. It’s clear why Clinton wants to emphasize Trump’s inconsistent and unscientific climate positions.

Randy Showstack | Earth & Space Science News | Sep 28, 2016 Candidates Have Dustup over Climate in First Debate
During the first presidential candidate debate Monday, Donald Trump denied saying that climate change is a hoax, but his own tweets show otherwise.

Rebecca Trager | Chemistry World | Sep 28, 2016 The chemistry of a US presidency
Election season sees a chemical industry unenthusiastic about either candidate, and a research community overwhelmingly backing the Democratic nominee

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | Sep 28, 2016 Clinton and Trump on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – education
Science and technology careers were not discussed at the presidential candidates' first debate, but went to the candidates for answers.

Nadia Prupis | Common Dreams | Sep 27, 2016 Trump Campaign Equivocates on Climate as Debate Fallout Continues
Campaign chief claims Trump believes global warming exists, but not caused by humans, as VP pick Mike Pence breaks with stance altogether

Kate Sheppard | Huffington Post | Sep 27, 2016 Trump Says He Didn’t Call Climate Change A Hoax
Trump told that there is “still much that needs to be investigated in the field of ‘climate change.’” And he has called global warming “bullshit.”

Meteor Blades | Daily Kos | Sep 27, 2016 Again, the climate crisis barely got a debate mention, and even then, only because Clinton raised it
The issue only arose because Clinton brought it up, without a single question on the subject from Lester Holt. Media moderators argue that climate questions don’t make for good television. Really?

Andrew Revkin | New York Times | Sep 27, 2016 No Debate: Trump Picks a Perfect Transition Man for the E.P.A.
I asked this question of Ebell and the institute’s media folks: Would Myron say the following part of Trump’s reply to the Science Debate question on climate change has merit?

Adam Siegel | Daily Kos | Sep 26, 2016 When graded on curve, @RealDonaldTrump flunks #Science
Hillary Clinton’s responses to the Science Debate questions are substantive, providing much to think about, and much to support. To find Donald Trump’s responses inadequate and, well, simply outrageous seems to be something that any reasoned and reasonable person would conclude. And, both Johnson’s and Stein’s responses seem to fall somewhere in between these two extremes.

Liana Heitin | Education Week | Sep 26, 2016 Clinton and Trump Offer Stances on STEM Education, Climate Change, Space
Tonight Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take the stage for their first presidential debate. has given us a preview of where the candidates stand on a variety of science-related issues.

Christine Gorman & Ryan Mandelbaum | Scientific American | Sep 26, 2016 Grading the Presidential Candidates on Science
Scientific American evaluates responses from Clinton, Trump, Johnson and Stein to 20 questions

Climate Nexus | Sep 26, 2016 Memo to Debate Moderators: You 'Owe It to Future Generations' to Talk About Climate Change
Lester Holt "owes it to future generations" to talk about climate change this campaign season, wrote John Sutter of CNN. Shawn Otto, chairman of, said climate change is the most urgent science question to ask during the debate.

Nina Burleigh | Newsweek | Sep 25, 2016 Behind the Push to Hold a Presidential Debate on Science-Based Issues
In advance of the first debate, Newsweek posed 10 questions to Shawn Otto, chairman of, and author of The War On Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It.

Maggie Koerth-Baker | FiveThirtyEight | Sep 23, 2016 The Science Of Clinton: Education, Advanced Manufacturing And More Money For Research
We’ve brought together a roundtable of experts in those fields who will talk about the policy questions they see as most important, how their fields interact, and the ways that science and politics influence each other.

Emma Foehringer Merchant | Grist | Sep 23, 2016 Debate moderators say climate questions don’t make good TV
“That is really malfeasance on the part of our fourth estate,” says Shawn Otto, a cofounder of ScienceDebate, which pushes for more discussion of scientific issues from candidates.

Sam Siomko | The Gettysburgian | Sep 23, 2016 Presidential candidates provide insight on science
After being subjected to months of “he-said-she-said” coverage on the news, scientists just wanted to know the facts.

Matthew Chapman | Huffington Post | Sep 23, 2016 Open Letter To The Presidential Debate Moderators
These final debates are the last chance voters get to try and understand the candidates’ views on the big issues, and for you, the moderators, to probe more deeply into subjects they’ve glossed over or avoided.

Alex Kirby | Climate News Network | Sep 23, 2016 US military issues climate security warning
Republican candidate Donald Trump wrote this month: “There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of ‘climate change’.” He has described it as a hoax invented by the Chinese, and earlier this year called it “bullshit”.

Dick Polman | National Interest | Sep 23, 2016 Crucial national security questions that won't be asked on debate night
I loved how Trump put climate change in air quotes. Because he has long insisted that it's not real. Back in 2012, working his thumbs on Twitter, he suggested that "the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive." A year later, "GLOBAL WARMING a total hoax!" A year after that, "GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop."

Kerri Miller | MPR News | Sep 22, 2016 Climate Cast: What the U.S. presidential candidates say about climate change
Shawn Otto, co-founder and chair of Science Debate spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about what our presidential candidates are saying about climate change.

Mandel Ngan | TV5Monde | Sep 22, 2016 Positions de Trump sur le climat
Près de 400 scientifiques, dont 30 prix Nobel, fustigent dans une lettre ouverte le candidat républicain à la Maison Blanche Donald Trump pour avoir promis, s'il était élu, de retirer les États-Unis de l'accord de Paris sur le climat.

Circuitomatogrosso | Sep 22, 2016 Centenas de cientistas criticam Trump por atitude sobre o clima
Republicano prometeu retirar EUA do acordo de Paris sobre o tema.

David Kramer | Physics Today | Sep 22, 2016 Clinton and Trump: Where do they stand on science?
“I watch the nightly news, and if [Trump’s] even mentioned science, I must admit I’m not in the room when it’s happened,” says Princeton University physicist William Happer.

AFP | Sep 21, 2016 Hundreds of scientists blast Trump's stance on climate
Trump replied that "there is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of 'climate change.'"

Maggie Koerth-Baker & Dhrumil Mehta | FiveThirtyEight | Sep 21, 2016 The Science Of Trump: Energy, Space And Military Tech
Experts talk about what it means for America.

Greg Laden | Science Blogs | Sep 21, 2016 The Presidential Debates and Questions has managed a seemingly impossible task. This is important, and I know that it was not easy to do.

Andrew Revkin | New York Times | Sep 21, 2016 Trump’s Stance on the Paris Climate Agreement is Criticized by 375 Scientists
Searching for hints, I clicked to the welcome effort by the organization Science Debate to engage the four presidential candidates on 20 science questions, if not an actual science debate.

Katlyn Campbell | Iowa State Daily | Sep 21, 2016 Students respond to presidential candidates' views on climate change, energy
Students are surprised to find out about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s proposals toward environmental issues.

Meagan Parrish | ChemInfo | Sep 20, 2016 Where Trump, Clinton Stand on Science, Innovation And Energy
For all of the daily noise in the presidential campaign, there is usually little lip service given to where the candidates stand on many issues. So what would each candidates’ approach be to the major issues facing the science and energy community?

Alan Boyle | Geek Wire | Sep 20, 2016 Libertarian Gary Johnson fills out the foursome for Science Debate’s policy quiz
Shawn Otto, who chairs the initiative, said in a news release that the candidates’ responses “provide a window into the role evidence from science plays in their decision-making” – but he emphasized that the voters shouldn’t rely solely on the quiz answers.

Ronald Bailey | Reason | Sep 20, 2016 Gary Johnson Answers 20 Questions on Science Policy
Among them are questions on government funding of research, how to handle man-made climate change, what role does vaccination play in protecting public health, how protect biodiversity, what role is there for nuclear power in our energy mix, and what should be done about the problem of opioid addiction.

Sciences et Avenir | Sep 20, 2016 Élections présidentielles américaines : Hillary Clinton et Donald Trump face aux sciences
20 questions ... and sometimes disturbing answers

Janice Lloyd | Campaign For Cures | Sep 20, 2016 Presidential Candidates' Answers to 20 Science Questions
Trump suggested at a GOP debate there’s a link between vaccinations and autism. His response, when asked by about vaccine science, seems to have shifted.

News Release | Sep 20, 2016 Candidates Answer ScienceDebate 2016 Questions
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2016 —The four major candidates for United States president have now all responded to America's Top 20 Presidential Science, Engineering, Technology, Health and Environmental Questions. Governor Gary Johnson provided late responses to nonprofit advocacy group, which has posted all four candidates' answers online at

Dave Levitan | Not a Scientist | Sep 19, 2016 Trump’s Perfect Conspiracy Storm
The candidates finally did answer the questions posed by Science Debate, and Trump managed to ignore, obfuscate, and bungle his way through everything from nuclear power to biodiversity.

Allan Hoffman | Energy Post | Sep 19, 2016 Energy policies of the U.S. presidential candidates
It is clear that there are major policy differences between the two candidates with respect to our energy future and our response to global warming and climate change.

Robert Bradley Jr | Master Resource | Sep 19, 2016 More on Energy/Climate from Trump
Trump’s energy views, below, are not quite free-market or libertarian with a seeming role for nuclear power despite its non-competitiveness and a possible continuation of renewable-energy subsidies.

Alex Kirby | Climate News Network | Sep 18, 2016 US military stresses climate security risks
Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton has said the science is “crystal clear”, and that climate change is an “urgent threat”. But Republican candidate Donald Trump wrote this month: “There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field of ‘climate change’.”

Martin Longman | Washington Monthly | Sep 17, 2016 Trump’s Very Scientific Administration
Trump had some depressing answers to some simple science and tech questions. It would be laughable if it wasn't so real.

Ciel et Espace | Sep 16, 2016 Hillary Clinton soutient le voyage vers Mars
Dans un récent sondage proposé aux candidats à l’élection présentielle américaine, Hillary Clinton a publié un long billet dans lequel elle soutient l’aventure spatiale.

Paul Ratner | Big Think | Sep 16, 2016 Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Scientific Issues
Despite the unpredictable nature of the current elections, aside from the Libertarian Gary Johnson, the candidates actually answered.

Allissa Wickham | Law 360 | Sep 16, 2016 Clinton, Trump Tackle Skilled Foreign Worker Issues
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump recently weighed in on issues involving skilled foreign workers in responses released by a science advocacy group, with Clinton pushing for green cards for certain international graduates and Trump offering thoughts on the H-1B program.

Religion Dispatches | Sep 15, 2016 It's the Water! And Other Lowlights from Presidential Science Debate
Since 2008, has asked presidential candidates to answer a series of question about—good guess!—science. The Cubit read the document so you don’t have to. Here’s what you need to know:

Patrick Thibodeau | Computerworld | Sep 15, 2016 Clinton dodges H-1B question, but Trump wants changes
But both candidates support improving immigration opportunities for foreign students who graduate from U.S. schools

HuoMao | Daily Kos | Sep 15, 2016 Four (Well, Three) Presidential Candidates Answer Twenty Questions about Science
The answers showcase how they’ll approach important science related topics, while also perhaps showing a lot more than just that.

Alan Boyle | Geekwire | Sep 15, 2016 Trump vs. Clinton vs. Stein: Climate policy differences show up on Science Debate
If you think something absolutely has to be done about climate change and other environmental worries, Donald Trump isn’t the presidential candidate for you. You probably knew that already, but the deep differences in the presidential campaigns come through loud and clear in three candidates’ responses to a 20-question policy quiz drawn up by Science Debate.

Agence Science-Presse | Sep 15, 2016 Clinton et Trump parlent de science
Si l'équipe de Donald Trump espérait lui faire gagner des votes en répondant au questionnaire sur la science, elle n'y a pas mis beaucoup d'efforts. Les réponses soumises par le candidat républicain se distinguent d'abord de celles d'Hillary Clinton par... leur brièveté.

Gaius Publius | Down With Tyranny! | Sep 15, 2016 When It Comes To Disdain For Science, Trump And House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Are On The Same Page
Science Chair Lamar Smith is not just an avid Trump supporter, he's the only member of Congress to have contributed money to the Trump campaign. And like Smith, Trump thinks Climate Change is a fiction.

Sarah Duffy | Legal Planet | Sep 15, 2016 A Presidential Game of 20 Questions
The answers are illuminating, to say the least. First, on climate change, the answers of top candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could not have been more different.

Andrew Freedman | Mashable | Sep 15, 2016 Trump tells scientists 'climate change' is worth researching, but not acting on
When it comes to climate change, Republican nominee Donald Trump diverged sharply in his answer from his Democratic opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Peter Harsha | Computing Research Policy Blog | Sep 15, 2016 Trump Provides Science Policy Views
There wasn’t much information about how a President Trump would approach science & technology issues. Today, the folks behind have released the answers provided by Clinton and Trump, along with Green Party candidate Jill Stein

Ed Brayton | Patheos | Sep 15, 2016 Clinton and Trump Answer Science Questions, which has been pushing for one debate each election cycle that focuses solely on science issues, has at least gotten Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to answer 20 questions on those issues. The differences between the candidates could hardly be more stark.

Jacqueline Charpentier | Actualité Houssenia Writing | Sep 15, 2016 Clinton et Trump sur la science
Hillary Clinton et Donald Trump ont mentionné la science plusieurs fois dans leur campagne. Mais quel est leur avis sur les différents domaines scientifiques et l’état réel de la science dans ces domaines ?

Jamaal Abdul-Alim | Diverse | Sep 14, 2016 Scholars: Science Advisor Should be Trump, Clinton Priority
Irrespective of who becomes the next President of the United States, he or she should name a science advisor right away in order to make sure that sound science is reflected throughout the next Administration’s policies, several scholars stressed Wednesday.

Kim McGuire | Houston Chronicle | Sep 14, 2016 Presidential candidates reveal views on science and technology
Heard enough from the presidential candidates on immigration? Tired of the talk about globalization? You might be. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have talked a great deal about these issues on the campaign trail. They have spent far less time talking about science and technology. Until now.

Christina Beck | Christian Science Monitor | Sep 14, 2016 Will the next president take us to Mars?
Three presidential candidates shared their perspectives on science, technology, and space policy with Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have expressed their support for the continuation of NASA's planned and existing projects.

Kacey Deamer | Live Science | Sep 14, 2016 Climate Change to Opioids: Presidential Candidates Answer 20 Science Questions
In their responses, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump touched on specific government programs and spending priorities, but the candidates diverged wildly on approaches to science.

Meteor Blades | Daily Kos | Sep 14, 2016 Three presidential candidates give their climate crisis answers. From Trump, well, whadidja expect?
On Tuesday, the non-partisan released answers to 20 science-related questions it had posed to the four leading presidential candidates. Only three of them responded: Democrat Hillary Clinton, Green Party nominee Jill Stein, and Republican Donald Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson apparently couldn’t be bothered.

Timothy Cama | The Hill | Sep 14, 2016 Trump: Climate change science still needs to be 'investigated'
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said there is still a lot about climate change that needs to be investigated.

Mark Drajem | Booomberg Government | Sep 14, 2016 The dialectic, big oil and the ethanol mandate
It’s unclear why we would cut our dependence on fossil fuels if there is no climate change, but maybe that’s too much of a nitpick.

Jared Green | The Dirt | Sep 14, 2016 Presidential Candidates Answer Critical Questions on the Climate and Environment
More than 50 non-partisan organizations in the U.S., including the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), representing 10 million design professionals, engineers, and scientists have asked presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (Democrat), Jill Stein (Green), and Donald Trump (Republican) 20 questions related to science and research, climate change and the environment.

Phil Plait | Slate | Sep 14, 2016 To Beat Trump, Clinton Needs to Bring Science to the Debates
Choose wisely. You might want to use science to help make that decision. If we ignore the science —and I don’t think this is an exaggeration at all— we are endangering our ability as a nation and a people to exist.

PG Kroeger | Science Guide NL | Sep 14, 2016 Answers for ScienceDebate 2016
Since 2008 ScienceDebate is asking the candidates for the US presidential elections twenty of the most import questions concerning science and innovation. Now, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Jill Stein have submitted their answers for 2016.

National Geographic Education Blog | Sep 14, 2016 Top Candidates' Views on Science
Hold a class debate! Do some research and answer ScienceDebate’s questions as if you were running for president. What if our explorers were running for president?

John Siciliano | Washington Examiner | Sep 13, 2016 Trump says climate change deserves a second look
Republican nominee Donald Trump might be taking a second look at climate change as the election draws closer, he said Tuesday.

Josh Barrett | WAAY ABC TV | Sep 13, 2016 Presidential candidates finally comment on space exploration focused on the presidential candidates' views on science, and in the responses, both major party candidates offered their most detailed views on space exploration yet.

Rafi Letzter | Business Insider | Sep 13, 2016 TRUMP: Claims of global warming still ‘need to be investigated'
An ungenerous reading of Trump's climate change answer would tell you that he has no idea what he's talking about. But let's give Trump's words the more generous reading a presidential candidate's statement deserves.

Gloria Christie | Bipartisan Report | Sep 13, 2016 Donald Trump Took A ‘Science Questionnaire’ – His Answers Are INSANE (QUOTES)
“Science is science.” That is one of Donald Trump’s brilliant answers to the 2016 Science Debate‘s Top 20 Science, Engineering, Tech, Health, And Environmental questions. The rest of his answers are mind-numbing.

Max J. Rosenthal | Mother Jones | Sep 13, 2016 Trump Just Said He Wouldn't Spy on Americans. Here Are 4 Times He Vowed to Do So.
From surveilling mosques to reinstating Patriot Act provisions, the GOP nominee has repeatedly called for more domestic spying.

Samantha Page | Think Progress | Sep 13, 2016 Donald Trump filled out a survey about science and it is amazing
Answers to a science survey show lack of either knowledge or policy.

Lawrence M. Krauss | The New Yorker | Sep 13, 2016 Twenty Science Questions for Donald Trump
There is a lot here, and the reading is fascinating. In some ways, the questions frustrate the sound-bite-friendly format that candidates are used to. When considering real-world issues, particularly those that touch on science and technology, it is harder to speak in platitudes, or rely purely on emotion or fear.

Denise Robbins | Media Matters for America | Sep 13, 2016 Media Call Out Trump For Dodging Key Science Questions
Media are calling out GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for providing vague and evasive answers to a series of science-related questions, including a question about climate change. Trump has a long track record of denying the reality of climate change, but he was not asked about it during any of the debates until now.

Alex Berezow | American Council on Science and Health | Sep 13, 2016 Science Debate 2016: Do Trump's Or Clinton's Answers Even Matter?
There was much excitement on Twitter after it was announced that Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Jill Stein answered the questions posed by Science Debate 2016. (Gary Johnson has yet to respond.) But how seriously should we take their answers?

Matthew Chapman | Huffington Post | Sep 13, 2016 Which Presidential Candidates Do You Think Just Answered “20 Questions on Science”?
“These 2- issues have at least as profound an impact on voters’ lives as those more frequently covered by journalists, including candidates’ views on economic policy, foreign policy, and faith and values,” said chair Shawn Otto.

Katie Herzog | Grist | Sep 13, 2016 Climbing Out of a Hole
Jill Stein tries to clarify her opinion of vaccines. Accusations that Stein is an anti-vaxxer have followed the Green Party candidate throughout the race, even though she’s a Harvard-educated physician and not a graduate of the Jenny McCarthy school of medicine.

Staff Report | AAAS | Sep 13, 2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates Address 20 Key Science-Related Questions
Three out of four major candidates for United States president have responded to 20 key science, engineering, technology, health and environmental questions set forth by a coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, including AAAS.

Chemical & Engineering News | Sep 13, 2016 Trump, Clinton, and Stein answer 20 questions on science
U.S. presidential candidates offer positions on key problems facing the science community

Jeffrey Mervis | Science Magazine | Sep 13, 2016 Clinton and Trump stay true to form in talking about science
Ask Donald Trump (R) about climate change, and he’ll talk about “limited financial resources” and suggest that eradicating malaria and increasing global food production may be higher priorities for his administration. Ask Hillary Clinton (D) the same question, and she’ll spell out the key elements of her $60 billion Clean Energy Challenge aimed at making the United States a “clean energy superpower.”

Staff | Science News | Sep 13, 2016 See where Clinton and Trump stand on science
Here are the presidential candidates’ comments on seven key research-related policy issues

Independent Political Report | Sep 13, 2016 Stein (Clinton and Trump) Answer Questions; Johnson Passes
Dr. Stein’s answers are reproduced below. The responses from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (as well as Dr. Stein’s and the blank spaces for Governor Johnson’s) can be found HERE.

Rebecca Leber | Grist | Sep 13, 2016 Scare Quotes
Trump says, “Science is science and facts are facts,” and explains his “facts” on climate change.

Andrew David Thaler | Southern Fried Science | Sep 13, 2016 The 2016 presidential candidates address ocean issues (sort of).
Finally, after almost a year of silence, we have concrete responses from the leading presidential candidate about ocean health and, in particular, the state of America’s fisheries. Well, sort of.

Sheril Kirshenbaum | Scientific American | Sep 13, 2016 Some Policy Answers on Climate from the Presidential Candidates
The Science Debate organization has asked each candidate 20 questions; here's a preview of their answers on one of them

Jamie L. Vernon | Sigma Xi | Sep 13, 2016 Presidential Candidates Answer Key Science and Technology-based Questions
"The candidates offer us a definite contrast as to their grasp of scientific reality and approach to solutions,” said John C. Nemeth, executive director and CEO of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. “Thus, a clear choice is open to all who read and understand their twenty statements.”

Andrew O'Hehir | Salon | Sep 13, 2016 Trump’s no Einstein: But his ignorant, illiterate answers to the campaign science quiz reflect a non-stupid strategy
Trump says there's no climate change, and no money to fix it -- but his non-answers aren't as dumb as they seem

Kate Sheppard | Huffington Post | Sep 13, 2016 Donald Trump Says Much Needs To Be ‘Investigated’ In Climate Science
Trump, who has previously said that climate change is a Chinese hoax, mostly avoided the climate question in a candidate forum on science policy released Tuesday.

Justin Worland | TIME | Sep 13, 2016 Trump and Clinton Diverge Wildly on Questions of Science Policy
Extensive survey completed by both presidential nominees shows wide gap in approaches

Brady Dennis | Washington Post | Sep 13, 2016 When it comes to science, Trump and Clinton have common ground — but not much
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both responded — though Clinton's answers are twice as long and noticeably more detailed. Perhaps the starkest contrast between the candidates, scientifically speaking, involves climate change.

Jessica Leber | Fast Company | Sep 13, 2016 Trump On Superbugs, Vaccines, And Opioids: A Truly Scary Mess Of Contradictions
"Science is science and facts are facts," says the candidate, who doesn't believe in climate change, in prepared answers to questions about what his policies would be as they relate to science. (Clinton's answers are better.)

Laura Parker | National Geographic | Sep 13, 2016 Top Takeaways From Presidential Candidates’ Views on Science
The great presidential science quiz is over, and while the overall results aren’t exactly shocking, the candidates did deliver a few surprises.

Christine Gorman | Scientific American | Sep 13, 2016 What Do the Presidential Candidates Know about Science?
Clinton, Trump and Stein answer 20 top questions about science, engineering, technology, health and environmental issues

EurekAlert! | AAAS | Sep 13, 2016 US presidential candidates answer research consortium's science, engineering, technology, health, and environmental questions
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 13, 2016 --Three of the four major candidates for United States president have responded to America's Top 20 Presidential Science, Engineering, Technology, Health and Environmental Questions.

News Release | Sep 13, 2016 Candidates Answer ScienceDebate 2016 Questions
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2016 —Three of four major candidates for United States president have responded to America's Top 20 Presidential Science, Engineering, Technology, Health and Environmental Questions. Governor Gary Johnson provided late responses to nonprofit advocacy group, which has posted the candidates' answers online at

Tania Lombrozo | NPR | Sep 12, 2016 Do The Presidential Candidates Recognize What Science Can, And Cannot, Do?
This election season, voters should be evaluating the presidential candidates' attitudes toward science. proposes a set of 20 science and science policy questions for all candidates, suggesting that "science impacts voters at least as much as the economic policy, foreign policy, and faith and values candidates share on the campaign trail."

Andrew Kreighbaum | Inside Higher Ed | Sep 08, 2016 The Campaign and Science
Clinton offers detailed plans and pledges to listen to researchers. Trump hasn't offered plans and has questioned scientific consensus on key issues.

Editorial Board | Des Moines Register | Sep 02, 2016 Editorial: Elevate political discourse by talking science
Imagine if the public — and debate moderators — pressured presidential candidates to talk about the country's electrical grid or emerging disease threats instead of abortion and transgender bathrooms. Political discourse would be smarter. And the individuals who seek the highest office in the land might learn a few things, too.

KQED Forum | NPR | Sep 01, 2016 Trump and Clinton Remain Far Apart on Science and Environment
As part of NPR’s “A Nation Engaged” conversation, we discuss the candidates’ positions and the use and misuse of science in political discourse and public policy. Guests: Shawn Otto, co-founder,; author, "The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It." Marcia McNutt, geophysicist; president, National Academy of Sciences; former director, U.S. Geological Survey under President Obama. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communication, Annenberg School for Communication; director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania. Michael Krasny, host.

Adam Wernick | Public Radio International | Aug 28, 2016 Why aren't the presidential candidates being asked about science?
“We have encountered this problem over and over again,” Otto says. “I think it's because most of the political class and most of the political journalists had their last exposure to science in high school and they didn't like it very much. They went into the humanities, they went into journalism or they went into law, and they haven't had to deal with it since, and they're very happy in that world. But that's not the world we're living in anymore.”

Aleszu Bajak | UnDark Magazine | Aug 18, 2016 It’s Never Too Early to Talk Science Policy on the Campaign Trail
In order to best position a future administration on science, these issues must be raised before a candidate is sworn in, Otto says. That’s what happened in 2008, when President Obama formed a science advisory committee while still on the campaign trail, thanks in part to efforts by ScienceDebate. Assembling those people enabled Obama, once sworn in, to start forming science policy immediately.

Laura Parker | National Geographic | Aug 13, 2016 Here's What Scientists Are Asking the Presidential Candidates
The effort to highlight scientific issues is being led by, a coalition of 56 major science organizations and universities in the United States, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Sciences. Shawn Otto, author of The War on Science and’s founder, says these organizations collectively represent 10 million voters.

Nicole Orttung | Christian Science Monitor | Aug 11, 2016 Scientists have 20 burning questions for presidential candidates
"Taken collectively, these twenty issues have at least as profound an impact on voters' lives as those more frequently covered by journalists, including candidates' views on economic policy, foreign policy, and faith and values," said Shawn Otto, the organizer of the effort, in a statement.

Agence Science-Presse | Aug 11, 2016 Élections américaines : questions de science
Que comptez-vous faire contre le réchauffement climatique ? Quelle sera votre stratégie énergétique ? Comment assurerez-vous l'accès à l'eau potable aux Américains ? Ce sont quelques-unes des vingt questions que les scientifiques américains posent aux candidats à la présidence des États-Unis.

Matt Miller | Slate | Aug 11, 2016 20 (Science) Questions for the Presidential Candidates
A coalition of scientists has challenged the presidential candidates to a science debate. This should be interesting!

der Standard | Aug 11, 2016 US-Wissenschafter richten 20 Fragen an die Präsidentschaftskandidaten
Organisationen fordern von Clinton, Trump & Co. Stellungnahme bis Anfang September.

Avaneesh Pandy | International Business Times | Aug 11, 2016 US Scientists Want To Know What Presidential Candidates Think About Science
Barring a few comments on climate change, science has not been a hot topic of debate and discussion among the current presidential candidates in the U.S. Now, a coalition of over 50 U.S. science organizations, representing over 10 million scientists and engineers, want to change that.

AFP Miami | Aug 10, 2016 US: Coalition of scientists publishes 20 questions for US presidential candidates
The questions range from how to support vaccine science, to defining the scope of America's goals in space, to the candidates' views on climate change and what would they would do about it.

eNews Channel Africa | Aug 10, 2016 20 science questions for Donald and Hillary (Tweets)
"Voters should have a chance to know where the presidential candidates stand," said Rush Holt, chief executive officer of AAAS, which publishes the journal Science. "We want journalists and voters to ask these questions insistently of the candidates and their campaign staff."

Kendra Pierre-Louis | InsideClimate News | Aug 10, 2016 Scientists Call on Presidential Candidates to Address Key Science Issues
Prominent organizations try for the third straight election to get candidates to answer questions about climate change and other crucial issues.

Justin Worland | TIME | Aug 10, 2016 What Do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Think About Science? Researchers Want to Know
“Presidents, through the face of government and its institutions, set the tone of the public discussion around science,” says Otto. “Science is never partisan, but it is always political.”

Denise Robbins | Media Matters for America | Aug 10, 2016 Fifty-Six Prominent Organizations Urge Media To Press Presidential Candidates On Science
A coalition of U.S. nonpartisan organizations representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers is calling on journalists to press the presidential candidates about major science policy issues in the lead-up to the election.

Khaleej Times | Aug 10, 2016 US presidential candidates to pass entrance exams now
"Taken collectively, these twenty issues have at least as profound an impact on voters' lives as those more frequently covered by journalists, including candidates' views on economic policy, foreign policy, and faith and values," said chair Shawn Otto.

Robert King | Washington Examiner | Aug 10, 2016 Groups ask candidates: What about science?
A collection of more than 50 groups sent a questionnaire to the campaigns of Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump and third-party candidates Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday. The goal is to get the 2016 campaign talking about major issues in science, engineering and health, the groups said.

Alan Boyle | Geekwire | Aug 10, 2016 Do presidential candidates love science? quiz aims to find out
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she loves science. GOP candidate Donald Trump says he loves NASA. The Green Party says it’s bizarre to claim that its nominee, Jill Stein, is anti-science. And Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has talked about making decisions on “scientifically based” criteria. But where exactly do they stand on the key issues relating to science and technology?

Sarah Sloat | Inverse | Aug 10, 2016 20 Science Questions We Need to Ask Clinton and Trump
The presidential election is three months away and the American people have heard their candidates speak extensively about immigration, guns, and Hillary Clinton’s emails. But save for a few comments on climate change, what the 2016 candidates haven’t spoken much about is science and technology. On Tuesday, ten million American scientists and engineers announced that they want that to change.

Pedro Piqueras | Univision | Aug 10, 2016 Las 20 preguntas que científicos urgen a Clinton y Trump a responder
“Para asegurar que los candidatos respondan a estas preguntas a tiempo se necesita que se compartan en redes sociales y que los ciudadanos manden correos electrónicos a sus campañas electorales”, asegura Shawn Otto, presidente de

CNN en Español | Aug 10, 2016 La ciencia en el debate político
Jessica Wyndham de Asoc. Estadounidense para Avance de Ciencia presenta 20 preguntas formuladas por científicos, ingenieros a los candidatos presidenciales.

Seeker | Aug 10, 2016 20 Science Questions for US Prez Candidates
The effort was organized by, which commissioned a national poll last that found 87 percent of Americans said it was important that candidates for president and Congress have a basic understanding of the science informing public policy issues.

Brady Dennis | Washington Post | Aug 10, 2016 Challenge to presidential candidates: Debate about science
Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, said answers from the campaigns could help voters gauge how a candidate plans to use scientific information to make important decisions in the White House.

Bob Grant | The Scientist | Aug 10, 2016 Questioning the Presidential Candidates on Science
Science advocacy organizations have drafted a list of 20 questions for Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Donald Trump; will post responses as they roll in.

Jeffrey Mervis | Science | Aug 10, 2016 U.S. science groups have 20 questions for candidates
“We are encouraging journalists to ask these questions at every opportunity,” says Shawn Otto, the effort’s organizer, who is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “We’re in a new era where science is impacting people more than ever, and candidates will respond to what is on the minds of the public.”

AAAS | EurekAlert! | Aug 10, 2016 Over 50 leading American nonpartisan organizations call on presidential candidates to address major issues in science, engineering, technology, health and the environment
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2016 -- A blue-ribbon coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers, are calling on U.S. Presidential candidates to address a set of twenty major issues in science, engineering, technology, health and the environment, and encouraging journalists and voters to press the candidates on them during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election season.

News Release | Aug 10, 2016 50+ Org liberan 2016's las 20 preguntas de la ciencia presidenciales
WASHINGTON, D.C., 10 de agosto de 2016 — Una coalición de cincuenta y seis destacadas organizaciones estadounidenses sin afiliación política y que representan a más de 10 millones de científicos e ingenieros, han realizado un llamamiento a los candidatos a la presidencia de los EE. UU. para que aborden un conjunto de 20 importantes problemas relacionados con la ciencia, la ingeniería, la tecnología, la salud y el medio ambiente, además de alentar a los periodistas y votantes a que presionen a los candidatos para que traten estos temas durante el período de elecciones presidenciales de 2016.

News Release | Aug 10, 2016 50+ Orgs release 2016's top 20 Presidential Science Questions
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2016 — A blue-ribbon coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers, are calling on U.S. Presidential candidates to address a set of twenty major issues in science, engineering, technology, health and the environment, and encouraging journalists and voters to press the candidates on them during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election season.

Letter | Aug 10, 2016 2016 Invitation to the Candidates
An August 10, 2016 letter to the four major candidates for President, inviting them to answer our questions and participate in a presidential science debate or forum.

Denise Robbins | Media Matters | Mar 25, 2016 Here's Your Chance To Submit A Science Debate Question For The Presidential Candidates
A coalition of prominent scientific organizations and experts is calling for a presidential debate that is focused on today's most pressing science-related topics, including climate change.

NAE | Funny or Die | Feb 25, 2016 What if we covered engineers like celebs?
What if E! became all about 24/7, non-stop, breathless coverage of the engineers and the technologies that change our world?

Adrienne Broaddus | KARE TV | Jan 20, 2016 Children encourage presidential candidates to debate Science (VIDEO)
It's not unusual to hear candidates vying for president to debate foreign policy and economics. But a group of students are urging the candidates to debate science.

Michael Halpern | The Guardian | Jan 15, 2016 Science and Obama's State of the Union war on cynicism
Obama’s address was relevant to how knowledge and evidence are used in democracy. Politicians need to spell out how science will inform their decisions

Anneliese Mahoney | Law Street | Jan 15, 2016 When Will the Presidential Candidates Talk About Science?
These are issues that are going significantly affect future generations, and that’s why a non-profit called has rallied some kids to request that the 2016 presidential candidates talk about science.

Nadia Prupis | Common Dreams | Jan 14, 2016 Kids to Candidates: Debate Climate Science!
'We think the candidates for president should be debating science, tech, health and environmental issues on TV, so that voters know where they stand.'

Shawn Otto | The Guardian | Jan 14, 2016 Kids ask US presidential candidates to debate science
Climate change has been markedly absent from 2016 US presidential debates

Matthew Chapman | Huffington Post | Jan 12, 2016 Why Do 75 Million Non-Voting Citizens Need Your Vote?
A new video produced by highlights the fact that the people who will suffer most and longest from the next president's mistakes can't vote.

Julie Sprankles | Bustle | Jan 11, 2016 What Do Kids Think About The Presidential Candidates? Their Concerns May Surprise You — VIDEO
If there's one major takeaway I've learned in my four years as a parent, it's that children are far more perceptive than we tend to give them credit for.

Denise Robbins & Andrew Seifter | Media Matters | Jan 11, 2016 VIDEO: Watch These Kids Explain The Need For A Presidential Debate About Science
Presidential Debate Moderators Are Short-Changing Climate Change, But ScienceDebate.Org Has A Solution

Sheril Kirshenbaum | Scientific American | Jan 11, 2016 It's Time for a Presidential Debate on Science Policy
The candidates talk about national security, guns and the economy—but almost never about the science policy issues that have a huge impact on our lives

Shawn Otto | Huffington Post | Jan 11, 2016 What Do Kids Think About the Presidential Candidates? Watch.
Increasingly, kids are speaking up in a world where sometimes the adults that are supposed to be in charge seem off course.

NEWS RELEASE | Jan 11, 2016 Kids Ask: Why don't the Candidates for President Debate Science? asked the people most affected by science issues—children—to make the case why the candidates for president should take this idea seriously. The result may be the most memorable political ad you'll see all season.

Sara Goddard | Wonk Wire | Oct 19, 2015 Majority Think Candidates Should Understand Science
According to a new poll, the majority of Americans are responding to that by saying, ‘Well, maybe you should be.

Jeff Nesbit | US News & World Report | Oct 15, 2015 Science Is Important, So Why Aren't Politicians Talking About It?
Polls show Americans want politicians to understand science, but don't look for a science debate anytime soon.

Jeffrey Kluger | TIME Magazine | Oct 09, 2015 Voters to Political Candidates: Know Your Science!
77% believe that relevant policies should be based on the best available science—a belief that should be so self-evident it doesn’t even pay to contemplate how we’ve gotten to the point that it isn’t.

News Release | | Oct 08, 2015 87% of Americans Say Candidates Should Have Basic Understanding of Science Informing Public Policy
New Poll reveals Americans across political spectrum support presidential debate on science

Andrew MacLeod | The Tyee | Sep 25, 2015 Canada: At Victoria Science Debate, Candidates Rail Against Empty Tory Chair
Green, NDP and Liberal lay out their plans to move Canada out of a sci-tech 'dark age.'

Dan Rather | Mashable | Sep 23, 2015 Dan Rather: Ignoring science isn't just a Republican problem. It's an American problem.
You're right, Mr. or Ms. Presidential Candidate, you are not a scientist. So, why won't you listen to the men and women who are?

Pascal Lapointe and Josh Silberg | Science Borealis | Aug 31, 2015 Will there be a science-focused debate during the 2015 election campaign?
The idea for a Canadian science debate came from a conference in the US where two Québecois science journalists listened intently as their American counterparts described an initiative called Science Debate—a simple, ambitious petition asking for a debate between the US presidential candidates.

Katie Valentine | ClimateProgress | Aug 30, 2015 Bernie Sanders: ‘Environmentalists Deserve A Debate’
“I think environmentalists deserve a debate so we could talk about how we move aggressively to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel,” Sanders said.

Nina Burleigh | Newsweek | Aug 12, 2015 It's Time for Presidential Candidates to Talk About Science
The group wants to get the likes of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders to explain how they’d incorporate science into White House decision-making.

Katie Gibbs Alana Westwood | Toronto Star | Aug 12, 2015 We need a national debate on science
A question about science policy has never been asked at a federal leaders’ debate. Now more than ever that has to change.

Jackie Salo | The International Business Times | Jul 18, 2015 Presidential Science Debate 2016: Candidates Should Discuss Energy, Water Technology And Climate Change
There's a major push to get the 2016 presidential candidates to debate science issues.

Matthew Chapman | Huffington Post | Jul 07, 2015 Mental Illness and the Human Dimensions of Science
Mental health, but particularly the mental health of children, is a perfect example of how politicians can talk about big human issues that have complex science components.

Matthew Chapman | Huffington Post | Jun 29, 2015 Marriage Equality and Science
The decision to make same-sex marriage a nationwide right in America owes a big debt of gratitude to science.

The Kathleen Dunn Show | NPR | Jun 23, 2015 Should There Be A Science Debate For Candidates?
With the 2016 presidential race in full swing, Kathleen's guest says that the next president will be making critical decisions related to science policies that will influence our lives for decades.

Sheril Kirshenbaum | Sigma Xi | Jun 19, 2015 Calling for a Presidential Debate on Science
Will we have a chance to hear the candidates’ science-related priorities before going to the polls? That’s the primary mission of ScienceDebate.

Katie Velentine | ThinkProgress | Jun 07, 2015 A Televised Presidential Debate, About Science?
Science issues aren’t usually hot topics for presidential candidates, but one organization wants to change that, and is pushing for 2016 presidential candidates to agree to a full debate on science issues, including climate change.

Taegan Goddard | Political Wire | Jun 04, 2015 How About a Science Debate?
ScienceDebate is ramping up efforts to host a live presidential debate on science policy in 2016. Their goal is to get candidates on the record on issues such as human health, climate change, space exploration and more.

Francis S. Collins | Vox | May 21, 2015 Why the world needs more scientists
Scientific research is the engine that drives health advances. If future world leaders would keep that simple concept in mind when making decisions about where and how to invest their resources, the health of humankind would improve substantially over the next 50 years and beyond.

News Release | ScienceDebate | May 14, 2015 Actors Mark Ruffalo, Peter Coyote and David Schwimmer sign call for 2016 Presidential Science Debate today announced that actors Mark Ruffalo, Peter Coyote and David Schwimmer have joined the call for a 2016 US Presidential Science Debate.

Elizabeth Kolbert | The New Yorker | May 07, 2015 The G.O.P.’s War on Science Gets Worse
Last week, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, headed by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, approved a bill that would slash at least three hundred million dollars from NASA’s earth-science budget.

FOX 5 News | May 07, 2015 ScienceDebate on Good Day New York
ScienceDebate President Matthew Chapman and Executive Director Sheril Kirshenbaum appeared on FOX 5's Good Day New York to chat with Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly about ScienceDebate and why this initiative is so important.

Alan Yuhas | The Guardian | May 05, 2015 How Republican presidential candidates are getting away with denying evolution
Wherever science threatens a vested interest, whether that be on greenhouse gas emissions or ideological issues like emergency contraception, you see an attempt to politicize science.

Michael Halpern & Michael Mann | Science | May 01, 2015 Transparency versus harassment
Political activists are requesting electronic records of preliminary work and professional criticism for the purposes of attacking academics and confusing the public on contentious topics.

Sam Stein | Huffington Post | Apr 30, 2015 An Award-Winning Cancer Researcher Says U.S. Science Has Never Been More Imperiled
Harvard's Dr. Frederick Alt describes why he's concerned that the next generation of American scientists might not be there to take the baton he's passing.

Lauren Gambino and Tom McCarthy | The Guardian | Apr 20, 2015 Hillary Clinton's green path to the White House: will she be 'careful' on climate?
Environmental activists are warily eyeing a coded message from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair that this might finally become the cycle when the future of the planet gets top billing.

Sheril Kirshenbaum | Scientific American | Apr 13, 2015 ScienceDebate Revs Up for 2016 Presidential Election
The issues that ScienceDebate focuses on, from the energy and climate change to human health and drought, are not just “science” challenges, they are humanity’s challenges, inherently connected to the economy and global leadership.

Ray Sanchez | CNN | Apr 01, 2015 California Gov. Jerry Brown issues mandatory water restrictions
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses and farms, ordering cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to reduce usage by 25%.

News Release | ScienceDebate | Mar 02, 2015 Internet “father” signs on to call for 2016 Presidential Science Debate today announced that Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, has joined the call for a 2016 US Presidential Science Debate.

Puneet Kollipara | The Washington Post | Feb 13, 2015 Every politician should tell us what they think about evolution and climate change
In politics, science can be, will be, and should be on the table. It’s not just a matter of personal viewpoints. It’s a matter of policy.

Jeff Grabmeier | Ohio State University | Feb 09, 2015 Both liberals, conservatives can have science bias
New research at Ohio State University suggests that liberals, as well as conservatives, can be biased against science that doesn’t align with their political views.

Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman | Washington Post | Feb 05, 2015 Vaccination debate flares in GOP presidential race, alarming medical experts
Top contenders for the presidential nomination appeared to question whether child vaccinations should be mandatory — injecting politics into an emotional issue that has taken on new resonance with a recent outbreak of measles in the United States.

Elias Isquith | | Feb 04, 2015 America’s vaccination nightmare: What Christie & Paul’s nonsense is really about
Top-tier Republicans both whiffed on the vaccine question. But the reason why stretches well beyond their party.

Coral Davenport and Marjorie Connelly | New York Times | Jan 31, 2015 Most Republicans Say They Back Climate Action, Poll Finds
An overwhelming majority of the American public, including half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming.

News Release | ScienceDebate | Jan 25, 2015 ScienceDebate launches new web site, twitter feed
ScienceDebate on Sunday quietly launched a new web site and new twitter feed. "This is part of our gearing up for the next cycle, and an even bigger and better effort," said ScienceDebate board chair and cofounder Shawn Otto.

Christopher Ingraham | Washington Post | Jan 23, 2015 The devastating impact of vaccine deniers, in one measles chart
If you want to quantify the alarming impact of the anti-vaccine movement, this chart is a good place to start. It plots the cumulative number of new measles cases by month, for each year from 2001 to 2014.

Coral Davenport | New York Times | Jan 21, 2015 Senate Rejects Climate Measures
The Senate on Wednesday twice rejected measures declaring that humans are causing climate change. But in the course of those votes, 15 Republicans, including Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, voted yes.

Coral Davenport | New York Times | Jan 21, 2015 Senate Says Climate Change Real, but Doesn't Agree on Cause
The Republican-controlled Senate acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is real but refused to say humans are to blame. The series of votes publicly tested Republicans' stance on global warming just days after two federal agencies declared 2014 the hottest year on record.