Memo: Ahead of the Iowa caucuses, climate is the defining issue of 2020


As the early states prepare to caucus and vote, it’s worth noting that the climate crisis has consistently been a top tier issue in the polls and on the campaign trail. Indeed, all of the leading Democratic candidates have released comprehensive climate change plans that are based on science, rooted in equity, and prioritize justice. And many public polls, including Ann Selzer’s January Des Moines Register Iowa poll, show that confronting the climate crisis is the #1 or #2 priority issue for voters. Ahead of the Iowa caucuses, climate has become a defining issue of 2020. Continued »