(Editor's Note: Thompson dropped out of the presidential race for the Republican nomination on Jan. 22, 2008, after coming in a distant third in the South Carolina Republican primary on Jan. 19, 2008. See a statement on his campaign Web site.)
He says increasing U.S. energy independence and investing in alternative energy sources will produce a healthier environment. And, he says, while we don’t know for certain how or why climate change is occurring, it makes sense to take reasonable steps to reduce CO2 emissions without harming our economy. He wants an energy policy that invests in advanced technologies and places more emphasis on conservation and energy efficiency. He also wants to conduct research and development into technologies that improve the environment, especially the reduction of CO2 emissions. He believes climate change is real and will stay with the country. However, the U.S. alone can't solve the problem. India and China must also do their part.
Thompson's campaign Web site: Read more on what Thompson says about energy and environment.
YouTube video: Thompson talks about climate change and renewable energy, Sept. 9, 2007, Manchester, N.H.
YouTube video: Thompson pokes fun at Al Gore and global warming — noting other planets are also experiencing warmer climates.
— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler and new media managing editor Dave Toplikar compiled this report.