Trump and his allies continue to ignore the devastating effects of climate change, like the fires ravaging California or Hurricane Laura, supercharged by the abnormally warm waters of the Gulf, and barreling toward Texas and Louisiana — and predicted to make landfall tonight between “Cancer Alley” and Houston, a city still reeling from Hurricane Harvey

While the Republican National Convention’s theme last night was “Land of Opportunity,” unfortunately, they didn’t take the opportunity to talk about the actual crises facing our country: climate change, COVID, racial injustice, and economic devastation. Instead, they offered thoughts and prayers, but no action.

Tonight’s theme is “Land of Heroes.” While there are many heroes in the fight against climate change, you won’t see any of them at the GOP convention.

Instead, Mike Pence will continue the GOP’s fixation on a conception of public safety unmoored from the fact that large swaths of the country are literally on fire, consumed by heatwaves, under evacuation orders, or devastated by an inland hurricane.

Pence’s anti-climate, the anti-science record has focused on lining the pockets of oil and gas CEOs, denying climate science, ignoring the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color, and killing thousands of good-paying, clean energy jobs.

Despite claiming he and Donald Trump “follow the science,” Pence has repeatedly denied the existence of climate change and downplayed the coronavirus pandemic.

Mike Pence’s Real Record on Climate and Energy

Pence is a climate denier: 

Pence does not care about Black and Brown communities: 

Pence does not support clean energy and will do anything to kill advancement — all for Big Oil:

Pence pretends to support green energy when he has done the exact opposite:

Interested in Connecting with a Climate Action Political Expert or Activist? We have a number of political, climate, and environmental justice advocates and experts available to connect to discuss the importance of climate change in the 2020 elections and contrast the climate and environmental records of President Trump, Vice President Pence, and those of Joe Biden and Sen. Harris. You can find a list of experts and activists here.