In her own words: “We have entered the era of climate consequences. From wildfires in the west, to hurricanes in the east, and floods in the heartland, one thing is clear: We need bold action on the existential climate crisis.

This is an urgent fight, because while the threat is great, so is the opportunity. With American ingenuity and imagination, we can fight climate change, build a clean economy that creates good paying jobs for the future, and tackle environmental and economic injustice head on. That means modernizing our transportation, energy, and water infrastructure. It means accelerating the spread of electric vehicles, solar panels, and wind turbines. And it means making bold investments in R&D and innovative technologies to build a carbon free future. And it also means using this opportunity to take on our climate crisis by creating good paying jobs of the future for historically dislocated workers, veterans, formerly incarcerated, and other communities on the front lines of climate impacts.

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Kamala Harris Climate Change News Feed

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It’s time we had a president who puts people ahead of polluters. Someone who has held companies accountable, instead of handing them billions in corporate handouts. Someone who listens to scientists, not spews science fiction.

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Harris on climate change

.@KamalaHarris said on stage that China is “stealing our intellectual property,” and that the country’s officials cannot be trusted. But then, she goes on to say that we need to partner with the nation on the climate crisis. #DemDebate

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America is the largest single greenhouse gas emitter in history and we have an obligation to be a leader in the fight against climate change. As president, I will immediately rejoin the Paris Agreement and set a path forward to exceed those goals.

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Highlights from CNN's Climate Town Hall

For the first time in history, 10 leading Democratic presidential candidates gathered in prime time to answer in-depth questions about how they would combat the climate crisis and mitigate climate impacts. Here are some highlights from each of the candidates.

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In Iowa, experts estimate that 300 cases of cancer annually may be tied to drinking water. Many don’t even test their wells for toxins because they can’t afford to fix them anyway. We must protect frontline rural communities — my climate plan provides funding to do just that.

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‘I Have Sued Exxon Mobil,’ Kamala Harris Said. Not Quite.

For years, researchers, activists and government officials have pointed to evidence that Exxon Mobil had in-depth knowledge of the risks of fossil fuels while misleading the public about the severity of climate change. During the Democratic forum on climate change on Wednesday night, that issue got a prime-time airing. And Senator Kamala Harris of California … Continue reading "https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/us/politics/kamala-harris-exxon.html"

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