Student’s Corner

With the primary elections over, it looks like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the candidates for the 2016 presidential election. In terms of their views on climate change and environmental protection, these two could not be more different.

Although I would choose Bernie over Hillary any day, I have to come to terms with the fact that at this point I will be voting for Hillary. And if you absolutely do not want to vote for her at this point, but you care about the environment, at least take a moment to look at her platform on climate change. Unlike Trump, Hillary Clinton acknowledges that climate change is real, and that it is an urgent threat.

Trump on the other hand, continues to deny that the main cause of climate change is human activity. He is anti-renewable energy and pro-fossil fuels (probably because of his personal investments in the industry). I read a really good article recently that outlines the candidates’ stances on climate change, which you can find here.

And if you want to learn more about where each candidate stands on certain issues, I urge you to read their platforms carefully and think about how each candidate would influence the world we live in. Hillary Clinton’s platform can be found here and Donald Trump’s here. Do you part and be an informed voter. The media isn’t always honest.

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Written by Alyssa Lemire, Class of 2017

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