- A majority of Americans and climate scientists agree that global warming is real and caused by human activity
- Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang: The next US president will subsequently be forced to implement stricter anti-pollution standards
Dan Becker is director of the Safe Climate Campaign, which advocates strong measures to fight global warming. James Gerstenzang, the campaign's editorial director, formerly covered the White House for The Los Angeles Times. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)With climate change denial melting in the face of scientific reality, the 2016 campaign is likely to be the last in which the Republican Party can get away with nominating a presidential candidate who refuses to recognize global warming. In other words, now we can accelerate efforts to protect the climate.