Can the U.S. lead the world on climate again? These candidates think so.
Not every Democratic candidate for president has a bold plan to solve the climate crisis, and the ones who do don’t necessarily agree on the best way to scale down emissions. They disagree about the role of nuclear power, set different target dates to cut carbon emissions to zero, and incorporate environmental justice into their plans with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
But there’s one thing that all of the 2020 Democrats agree must be done immediately: recommit the United States to the Paris climate agreement, an international pact that Trump has called “unfair” and vowed to withdraw from.