In her own words: “2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record globally, and another near-record year for U.S. weather and climate related natural disasters. From the floods in the Midwest to the forest fires in the West to intensifying storms and hurricanes across the country, we have already seen the devastating, consequences of a changing climate and the toll it takes on people. Addressing the climate crisis is an urgent priority for our communities, for our economy and for our planet. That’s why on day one of my presidency, I will get us back into the International Climate Change Agreement. And then on day two and day three, I will bring back the clean power rules and gas mileage standards that the Obama administration put into place.”

(Source: candidate survey)

Amy Klobuchar Climate Change News Feed


Overnight Energy: Warren wants Dems to hold climate-focused debate, Klobuchar joins candidates rejecting fossil fuel money, 2020 contender Bennet offers climate plan

WARREN BACKS CALLS FOR CLIMATE FOCUSED DEBATE: Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren is adding her voice to a chorus of candidates and environmental groups asking for a Democratic primary debate focused on climate. . . . KLOBUCHAR 13TH DEM CANDIDATE TO SIGN FOSSIL FUEL DONATIONS PLEDGE: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is joining the ranks of a dozen other 2020 presidential hopefuls in … Continue reading ""

The Hill

Klobuchar in New Hampshire

This middle of the road strategy shines through in Klobuchar’s approach to policy as well, telling house party attendees that she views gun control legislation through the lens of “does it hurt my Uncle Dick in the deer stand”, and arguing that she can secure Midwestern buy-in on the party’s effort to combat climate change. … Continue reading ""

Klobuchar in New Hampshire

One audience member, Laura Marrin Tu ’19, asked Klobuchar about her plan to “realistically gain bipartisan support” for enacting climate change policy. In response, Klobuchar cited unusual weather phenomena nationwide as a way to facilitate mobilization in regards to climate change policy. She also said that it was a necessity for the U.S. to ratify … Continue reading ""

The Dartmouth

Klobuchar in New Hampshire

As she turned the discussion toward her platform, one of the first topics Klobuchar touched on was the need to address climate change. On “day 1” of her presidency, Klobuchar said she would sign the U.S. back into the Paris Agreement, an international deal to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The accord was signed in December … Continue reading ""

Klobuchar on climate change

But there’s one other thing you should know about Klobuchar: She has an idea that could save you money, shorten your commute, help fight climate change, create well-paying jobs and redeem one of Donald Trump’s broken promises. The Democratic presidential candidate has made spending $1 trillion on public works the off-the-blocks proposal of her campaign. … Continue reading ""


Klobuchar Goes Green

Minnesota Democratic Senator and Presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar is campaigning for action on climate change. At a recent “youth-focused” CNN Town Hall, Senator Klobuchar explained she can engage rural America as climate change is taking a huge toll on the middle of the country as well as the coasts, and why she supports the Green … Continue reading ""

Living on Earth

Bold Climate Action Front and Center at CNN Town Halls

On Monday, five Democratic presidential candidates vowed to confront the climate crisis head on if elected in 2020 at back-to-back town halls in Manchester, New Hampshire. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg echoed the sentiments expressed in a new Harvard IOP poll, which showed that 69 percent of … Continue reading "Bold Climate Action Front and Center at CNN Town Halls"

Change the Climate 2020

Democratic contenders lay out climate visions

What was new last night, however, were the individual touches the candidates put on their approaches to global warming. Warren called for a moratorium on oil drilling on federal lands. Harris emphasized the need for a comprehensive policy to deal with future water shortages. Sanders said he wants to find new jobs for workers in … Continue reading ""