Today we got the announcement everyone has been expecting for quite a long time. Hillary Clinton has officially become the first candidate seeking the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.
As each candidate announces their bids for the presidency I’ve been looking at their views on issues that have a scientific consensus but that are not necessarily widely accepted by the population.
Clinton said in a recent speech “The science of climate change is unforgiving, no matter what the deniers may say, sea levels are rising, ice caps are melting, storms, droughts and wildfires are wreaking havoc”.
Theory of Evolution
In an interview during Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 presidential run, Hillary said “I believe in evolution, and I am shocked at some of the things that people in public life have been saying.” She added, “I believe that our founders had faith in reason and they also had faith in God, and one of our gifts from God is the ability to reason.”
When it comes to whether vaccinations cause autism or not Clinton has been pretty clear:
Clinton decried the sequester cuts focusing on the damage it would cause to science research. She said “In the days and months ahead, all of us who care deeply about finding a cure for epilepsy and other diseases need to be very loud and passionate about the continued research funding that is necessary,” Clinton said. “I do think there has to be a greater awareness on the part of the American people about what this will mean – not just today or next week, but in years to come.”
When it comes to the sciences Hillary’s positions are overall pretty friendly.