Yes, GOP Pres. Candidate John Kasich Believes in Climate Change — But would NOT propose legislation
“So would you take legislative action?” Kasich’s response: “Let’s not get carried away.”
Kasich: "I happen to believe there is a problem with climate change,” he told The Hill. “I don’t want to overreact to it, I can’t measure it all, but I respect the creation that the Lord has given us and I want to make sure we protect it.” But don’t mistake him for a climate warrior. He holds the dubious distinction of making Ohio the first state to freeze its renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which, before being frozen, had created 25,000 jobs and spurred at least $1 billion in private sector investment.
Kasich admits the environment “needs to be taken care of,” but quickly cautions that “it shouldn’t be worshipped,” calling that “pantheism.” And he goes on to say “the Pope saying we need to take care of the environment is good,” but again, makes a caveat, saying “I don’t agree with his conclusion that all of it is bad because of free enterprise because it’s lifted people out of poverty and he cares about the poor and so do I. So, I mean a nice warning about people to think about the environment.”