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


Harris on climate change

This administration’s misguided plan to expand oil and gas drilling along California’s Central Coast is a direct threat to the health of the state’s environment and our fight against climate change,” Harris said in a statement. “We should be protecting our public lands and boosting the outdoor economy.


Harris in Michigan

During the town hall, Harris said she supports the Green New Deal, which is a proposal from Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez that calls for sweeping environmental reforms. Harris called climate change a crisis and said leadership in D.C. is not helping move the country forward. “The clock is ticking on this issue and … Continue reading ""


Harris in Michigan

Responding to a question on investments in science, technology, engineering and math fields, Harris expressed support for the “Green New Deal.” The nonbinding resolution addresses the “existential threat” of climate change, Harris said. “There needs to be a great sense of urgency as it relates to this issue and we need top level leadership to … Continue reading ""

Climate tweets on Harris

The clock is ticking on this issue and we have supposed leaders in Washington, DC who are spewing science fiction instead of science fact.” – @KamalaHarris on the climate change crisis. #AFTVotes @aftmichigan


Fringe demand goes mainstream: Stop drilling and mining

O’Rourke and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have promised to halt new fossil fuel leasing on their first day in the White House. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, along with Warren, have co-sponsored the “Keep It in the Ground Act,” which would also stop leasing. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has … Continue reading ""


Candidates on climate change

WASHINGTON — Climate change is fast turning into a top-line issue for Democratic presidential hopefuls as former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke became the latest to weigh in Monday with a sweeping proposal to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. With front-runners Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pledging support for the Green New … Continue reading ""

Houston Chronicle

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 ""