Trump's likely vice-president, Indiana governor Mike Pence, is a climate foot-dragger, if not an outright denier, says this piece in Scientific American. Which could set things back a lot if The Donald and Co get into the White House. And it shows that the "calming voice" of the VP may not be so calm after all.
For example, Pence’s opposition to the Clean Power Plan is awfully similar to earlier disagreements over environmental efforts. According to Scientific American, Pence said on his campaign website during his 2000 House race that the Kyoto Protocol was an attempt by former Vice President Al Gore and environmentalists to raise taxes and centralize government.
“ 'Global warming is a myth. The global warming treaty is a disaster. There, I said it,' according to the web page, discovered by one group that has done opposition research on Pence."
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