In his own words: “As study after study has shown, the future of our planet depends on how boldly and comprehensively we address this issue of climate change. My first executive order as president would be to recommit the United States to the Paris Climate Accord. But beyond that, we need to pursue serious, sweeping reforms that reaffirm the United States’ role as an international leader in mitigating the effects of a changing climate.

As Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, I have also led on these issues–overseeing the National Disaster Resilience Competition, which distributed $1 billion in grants to help communities across the country build resilience to flooding, tornados, and other natural hazards that may stem from a changing climate.”

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Julián Castro Climate Change News Feed

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@SenGillibrand @JulianCastro @ewarren @JayInslee Castro got a question about climate change and how he would use economic tools/practices to fight it. He says: The first thing I would do if elected – sign an executive order to recommit the US to the Paris climate accord.

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Climate tweets on Castro

At the @LULAC conference @JulianCastro touts his plan to decriminalize border crossing, calling his plan “bold and unapologetic” and saying “we will not criminalize desperation.” He also says his first executive order as president would be to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord

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The first Democratic debate revealed who the real climate candidates are

What is the greatest geopolitical threat to the United States? That was the question NBC’s Chuck Todd posed to 10 Democratic candidates for president during the first primary debate on Wednesday night. Four of them said climate change: Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Julian Castro.

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Several Democrats distinguished themselves on climate issues during a packed debate

Four Democratic presidential contenders used the first debate of the election cycle to cite climate change as the biggest geopolitical threat facing the United States as they worked to distinguish themselves on the increasingly hot-button issue in a city reeling from climate impacts.

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The candidates differed somewhat over how best to address climate change

Inslee, who has made the fight against global warming the centerpiece of his candidacy, reiterated his call for heavy investment in green technologies as a way to create jobs while slashing carbon emissions. “The biggest decision for the American public is, who’s going to make this the first priority?” Inslee said. O’Rourke talked up his … Continue reading "https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-2020-democratic-debate-miami-20190626-story.html"

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