Ohio Gov. John Kasich became the 16th major Republican candidate to enter the race for the White House, addressing supporters from his alma mater, Ohio State University. 

Regarding climate change, Gov. Kasich has said, “I don’t want to overreact to it. I can’t measure it at all, but I respect the creation that the Lord has given us and I want to make sure we protect it.” 

“At the end of the day, if we can find these breakthroughs to help us have a cleaner environment, I’m all for it,” Kasich said in 2012. More recently, he disagreed with Pope Francis’ “conclusion that all of [the environment] is bad because of free enterprise.”