As a business and entrepreneurial person I deal in facts when it comes to balance sheets and money; as balance sheet numbers do not lie to you about how well your business is performing. I also deal in facts when it comes to science and climate change. I do not adhere to denial of fact(s) to match a political rhetoric for a political agenda.
To that end, I am making the following pledge when it comes to environmental science.
As a candidate for the public office of Commonwealth of KY Representative, I understand that science must be used to solve complicated environmental challenges.
I agree with the scientific consensus on climate change which is clearly expressed in the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and all major scientific bodies in the United States whose members’ expertise bears directly on the matter.
I further agree that science must be used to create policy in order to safeguard the air, drinking water, the food we consume and the places and parks we cherish as a nation, as well as all of our futures.
By declaring this statement on my website, I pledge that upon being elected, I will take steps to mitigate, if not prevent, corrupt practices and professional misconduct and declare all conflicts of interest. I will seek to promote and discuss the issues that science raises for our society, whether in my district, state, or nation as it pertains to my elected duties. I will not knowingly mislead, or allow others to be misled about scientific matters. And, I will allow science to guide policy decisions within my bailiwick.