MEMO: GOP climate deniers take the stage: Here’s what you need to know ahead of the first Republican presidential debate.

To: Interested Parties

From: Climate Power

Date: August 22, 2023

Re: GOP climate deniers take the stage: Here’s what you need to know ahead of the first Republican presidential debate.

Tomorrow’s GOP debate will be a race to the bottom on issues like clean energy and climate action as candidates double down on their disgraceful records of climate denial and deception. Every single GOP presidential candidate wants to reverse progress made by the Biden Administration – including the more than 170,600 good paying clean energy jobs – in a misread of the American electorate, a majority of which supports climate action. Every GOP candidate has a history of minimizing or denying the reality of the climate crisis; collectively, the candidates have taken millions from the oil and gas industry, and their climate records show it:

Climate change isn’t coming, it’s here – and it’s now at our kitchen tablesFamilies and workers in every corner of the country are scrambling to deal with more extreme weather as wildfires and  heat waves ravage the nation, but Republican candidates continue to deny the deadly realities of climate change, leaving their communities to figure it out alone. 

The climate crisis is no longer a hypothetical issue – it’s impacting voters every single day. Still, the GOP is still working to roll back programs aimed to combat climate change, a position that is out of touch with a vast majority of Americans, who want to see action taken and approve of the initiatives in President Biden’s clean energy plan. Polling shows: