THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS THE LAST, BEST CHANCE FOR THE U.S. TO CONFRONT THE CLIMATE CRISIS.

Climate change is rapidly escalating into the single greatest threat we face, and the next president must be committed to ambitious and immediate action on climate that builds a more just and sustainable society.

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Yang on climate change

Climate change is an existential threat to our way of life. As president I would rejoin the Paris Accords, adopt a carbon tax and dividend, invest in infrastructure and make environmental policy a top priority. 🇺🇸🌎

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Gillibrand on climate change

Presidential candidate and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand tells us that creating a clean procurement policy is a top priority for her environmental agenda. Gillibrand, an early endorser of the Green New Deal tells us, “The Green New Deal is a critical call to action and the federal government has a duty to help lead … Continue reading "https://www.dataforprogress.org/blog/2019/5/22/buy-clean-reduces-emissions-empowers-unions-and-is-popular"

Data For Progress

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Faces An Uphill Battle With Climate Hawks

Steve Bullock, the two-term Democratic governor of Montana, was among the chorus of voices denouncing Trump’s June 2017 decision to pull the U.S. out of the historic Paris climate agreement, calling the move “shortsighted and dangerous.” Two years later, the mainstream Democrat from deep-red Montana is pitching himself as the person to take down Trump … Continue reading "https://www.huffpost.com/entry/steve-bullock-climate-change_n_5ce57378e4b09b23e65c53f1?vg"

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Sizing Up the Democrats on Climate

Democratic presidential candidates are starting to detail their climate change policies, and they all say we should treat global warming as an urgent threat. But who is the “best” on climate change? That’s subjective, of course, but a few scorecards have emerged to help primary voters who care about the issue weigh their choices.

The New York Times

On climate change, @JohnDelaney tells Shenandoah, IA caucus-goers “the clock is ticking” and “it’s not enough” to have a position on climate, leaders need an immediate clear path to pass legislation in Congress. #climatechange #IAcaucus

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Buttigieg in Iowa

In an ongoing series the NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. This episode Tamara Keith and Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters sit down with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg to ask about why he’s the best pick for president. . . . MASTERS: How do you implement a … Continue reading "https://www.npr.org/2019/05/20/725132053/love-that-motivates-pete-buttigieg-on-marriage-and-faith"

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O’Rourke looks to connect flooding to climate change

In the afternoon, he and a posse of civic leaders toured businesses in downtown Davenport to see the impact of historic flooding. At the town hall later that night, O’Rourke delivered a short speech and fielded questions from voters for about an hour. He reflected on how global climatic change has made life along Iowa’s … Continue reading "https://qctimes.com/news/local/o-rourke-looks-to-connect-flooding-to-climate-change/article_ba12af81-da4a-5f61-a522-dd1ccbc3f9c1.html"

The Quad-City Times