Pay attention to 2020 Democrats’ climate debate


Catastrophic flooding is engulfing the Midwest. Catastrophic hurricanes recently hit Florida and Puerto Rico. And catastrophic fires have swept across California.

Meanwhile, the full range of the debate over climate change in one of our great parties — the Republican Party — is between those who are pushing extremely modest steps to promote “innovation” in areas such as carbon capture and battery technology, and those who bring snowballs to the floor of the Senate to illustrate that everything’s just fine.

The Democratic Party, on the other hand, has come to view climate change for what it is, an emergency that requires immediate and dramatic action. So  its presidential candidates are offering up ambitious plans for what they’ll do if they reach the Oval Office.