Why Climate Matters for 2020
We are facing an existential crisis. Global climate change is the biggest threat (in both the short- and long-term) to social justice, economic stability, national security, and public health. Full stop. This crisis could have and should have been addressed years ago, but corporate interests—namely fossil fuel executives—have worked to deceive the public and prevented meaningful work towards a solution. Climate disasters are already occurring globally and will result in unprecedented humanitarian crises. 2020 candidates need to be prepared to take action on day one of their new administration to undo the damage already done and go further than any U.S. leader ever has to eliminate fossil fuels, transform our economy, and lead us towards a livable future. Voters know this—strong climate policies will be key to turning out progressives next November.