No, no, no, and no: GOP Senate candidates on climate change

Mark Harris, Thom Tillis, Greg Brannon, Heather Grant
North Carolina Republican senatorial candidate Mark Harris, left, answers a question as, from right, Thom Tillis, Greg Brannon, and Heather Grant looks on during a debate at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., on April 22, 2014.

The entire field of Republican Senate candidates in North Carolina do not believe in climate change.

At a Republican primary debate Tuesday night, a moderator asked the four candidates if they felt climate change was a fact, as seen in a video clipped by Buzzfeed.

The four candidates Mark Harris, Heather Grant, Greg Brannon, and Thom Tillis all responded in the negative.

“No,” Harris responded. “No,” Grant said, giggling. “No, God no,” Bannon said. “No,” Tillis concluded, before the moderator moved immediately on to the next question.

The opinions of these four—none of whom have a professional scientific background—contradicts 97% of climate scientists who say global warming is a fact and it’s due to human activity.  

One of these candidates will take on Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan in the general election in November.