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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Climate tweets on Steyer

It’s impossible to ask people from around the world to follow our lead if we’re not doing the right thing ourselves.” @TomSteyer called out Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in last night’s #DemDebate for their inaction on #ClimateChange, calling it a “global issue. “#CheddarLive https://t.co/OM75cqh1AB

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Dems' disjointed climate debate

The climate chatter in last night’s Democratic primary debate lacked a narrative through-line but produced interesting moments nonetheless.

Axios

Climate change gets a single question at the fifth Democratic debate

Ten Democratic candidates for president took the stage in Atlanta to talk impeachment, health care, the economy, paid leave, and, oh yeah, our overheating planet.

Grist

Biden criticizes Steyer’s coal-mining investments after billionaire promises to fight climate change

At Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, billionaire activist Tom Steyer tried to stake out a spot as the leading candidate on climate change — a role that has more or less been up for grabs since Washington Gov. Jay Inslee dropped out of the race. But Steyer also took a shot from former … Continue reading "https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-11-20/democratic-candidates-talk-climate-change"

Los Angeles Times

Pete Buttigieg, polling high in Iowa, targets farmers with climate message

Pete Buttigieg is polling incredibly well in Iowa. And the mayor of South Bend, Ind., did nearly everything possible during the fifth Democratic debate to try to boost his support even more in the big corn-growing state — by repeatedly hammering how farmers can be part of the solution to climate change.

washingtonpost

Steyer hits back at Biden’s claim that he passed the first climate bill in the Senate. “Congress has never passed an important climate bill, ever,” Steyer says. “That’s why I would declare a state of emergency. If it isn’t priority number one, it isn’t going to get done.”

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Climate tweets on Sanders

Your questioner said, ‘What are we going to do in decades?’ We don’t have decades.” @BernieSanders goes on to describe how he would send a message to fossil fuel industry, that “their short-term profits are not more important than the future of this planet. #DemDebate https://t.co/LQUsCjOc7Y

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”It is the existential threat to humanity. It’s the number one issue,” @JoeBiden says, responding to Steyer’s jab. Then Biden hits Steyer on coal. (Steyer’s face is S T U N N E D)

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Bernie Sanders jumps in on the climate back-and-forth, and *for the third time tonight* brings conversation back to fossil fuel accountability. Says industry is “possibly criminally liable, because they have lied and lied and lied.. Maybe we should think about prosecuting them.”

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Climate tweets on Gabbard

Transitioning our country off of fossil fuels and ending the nearly $30 billion in subsidies that we as taxpayers are giving to the fossil fuel industry and instead investing in a green renewable energy economy.” @TulsiGabbard describing part of her climate plans #DemDebate https://t.co/nDCEpZw4r8

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