AP reports that while 2/3 Democratic candidates for President know climate science, GOP candidates for President flunk out on knowing general climate science. Can’t say I’m surprised at all, in fact, I could have told you that based on debates, comments, and the general views of the GOP. Check the full story for the names of the scientists giving the grades, as well as some hilarious quotes from the scientists about candidate comments.
When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates’ comments.
At the request of The Associated Press, eight climate and biological scientists graded for scientific accuracy what a dozen top candidates said in debates, interviews and tweets, using a 0 to 100 scale.
To try to eliminate possible bias, the candidates’ comments were stripped of names and given randomly generated numbers, so the professors would not know who made each statement they were grading. Also, the scientists who did the grading were chosen by professional scientific societies.