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Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Sanders in New Hampshire

Climate change was a major topic for Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Sanders, with all three in agreement that the government needs to shift the economy away from fossil fuels. Buttigieg said that his administration would create a carbon tax rebate system to shift the economy to a carbon neutral system, while Sanders pointed to the Green … Continue reading ""

The Dartmouth

Steyer in Iowa

In 2010, Steyer and his wife pledged to give away half of their fortune to charitable causes. In the following years he founded climate-advocacy group Nextgen Climate, which grew to be a young-voter turnout effort in 2018, and Need to Impeach, a campaign advocating to impeach the president. Eric Johnson, 39, of Johnson County, turned … Continue reading ""

The Daily Iowan

Steyer in

Another top issue for Steyer is climate change, which he has called a “national emergency.”   As president, he said he would immediately address electricity generation, building codes, and mileage standards for electric vehicles. “The United States is the only country in the world with the moral authority, the financial clout, the technology and the commercial … Continue reading ""


Delaney in Iowa

On climate change, Delaney told the group about a $4 trillion proposal he released in May to address the warming of the Earth. In it, he pledged support for a carbon tax and dividend proposal, where the government would levy a tax of $15 fee per metric ton of Carbon Dioxide, and then distribute that … Continue reading ""

The Daily Iowan

Klobuchar in Washington

Klobuchar promised to move quickly on climate change, praising Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, whose scrapped presidential campaign made the issue preeminent. In her first week as president, she said, she would re-enter the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement, re-implement Obama regulations on gas mileage and clean power generation and introduce sweeping legislation to put … Continue reading ""

The Seattle Times

Klobuchar in New Hampshire

Beyond rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, Klobuchar has proposed a price on carbon that she says would direct revenue toward renewable energy and give cash back to Americans in the form of a dividend to help offset the short-term increase in fuel. The key to mitigating the effects of climate change, she said, is keeping … Continue reading ""

Delaney, Ryan in New Hampshire

Ryan and Delaney talked about plans to incentivize businesses to reach zero net emissions by 2050, the year that the United Nations agrees is a tipping point for being able to combat climate change because the atmosphere will warm by 1.5 degrees Celsius. Ryan focused on bringing farmers into the climate change conversation through education … Continue reading ""


Buttigieg in Nevada

We definitely should rejoin (the Paris Agreement). We need a carbon fee and dividend model, and I think we can rebate the full value of that out to the American people on a progressive basis so that most Americans are made better off than before. Even that’s not going to be enough. We need to … Continue reading ""

Las Vegas Sun

Buttigieg in Florida

Buttigieg says responding to the threat of climate change could be the way the United States gets back in the “game of leading the world.” He says that would first require the United States to re-enter the Paris Climate Accord and support a carbon emissions tax. But then he says the academic and public and … Continue reading ""

90.7 WMFE

Sorting through the 2020 candidates on climate

Voters of all stripes, except those with their heads firmly stuck in the sand, should be pressing the candidates regularly for their bold ideas on how to deal with this increasingly obvious climate crisis. On this issue, there’s little time to waste.

Boston Globe

Delaney on climate change

“My proposal is to create a carbon fee and dividend, which is modeled after the legislation that I introduced in Congress. It was the only bipartisan bill on climate change in Congress, by the way. This puts a fee on carbon, which makes fossil fuels more expensive and less attractive, and it takes all the … Continue reading ""