Andrew Yang Climate Change News Feed
Yang in South Carolina1. What would you do now and in the future to address climate change’s impact, particularly for poor and rural residents of coastal communities? The devastating effects of climate change are already affecting communities around the world. However, marginalized communities suffering from poverty or living in rural regions are particularly in danger. In his plan …
Iowa Caucus Info
We go to Q&A. 1st guy thanks Yang for running, asks about climate change. Yang: candidates need to know climate change is here. Talks about fires in Australia. Lists couple things he would do, says big challenge is US is only 15% of the problem. #IACaucus
When asked how he‘ll hold fossil fuel execs accountable, @AndrewYang says, “If your company is fined more than $100 mil, than your leader has to go to jail.” Says to dissuade that kind of behavior, you need to “hit them where it hurts”, and that’s taking personal responsibility.
Yang in New Hampshire.@AndrewYang is asked how his climate change action plan will be equitable for all Americans. “We all know, again, that the least among us will be impacted the most by climate change. & so we should have that as one of our top priorities…figure out how they’re not left behind.
The narrative that taking on climate change isn’t popular comes from the fossil fuel industry. The data tells a different story: -92% favor expanding solar farms -70% support a law requiring all new homes to have solar panels -63% say environmental regulations are worth the cost
Climate change takes center stage during Democratic debateEach Democratic presidential candidate spoke about their priorities on climate change during the debate, ranging from reducing carbon emissions, nuclear energy, and rejoining international climate accords.
Climate gets a prime spot in the sixth Democratic debateAfter five Democratic debates where candidates were often asked superficial questions about climate change, or no questions at all, the burning planet finally got its 15 minutes of fame on Thursday night. Well, 13 minutes, if we’re being precise. But those 13 minutes contained one of the strongest climate discussions in the primary so far.
Democrats Finally Debate ‘Whether We Save the Planet’The sixth Democratic presidential debate started as a rerun of previous debates, featuring discussions of impeachment and the economy without any of the candidates disagreeing in any fundamental way. But it did mark one major departure from every preceding debate this cycle, by featuring the first substantive exchange about the dangers raised by climate change …