An Obscure Issue Four Years Ago, Climate Emerged as a Top Concern in New HampshireSanders and Buttigieg aggressively touted plans to combat climate change, but even more motivating for voters: Trump’s fossil fuel agenda.
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Climate concerns help boost Sanders and Buttigieg in New Hampshire primaryVoters in the Granite State just cemented climate change as a major election issue — one that just helped vault both Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg to the top of the race for the Democratic nomination.
Sanders in New HampshireAfter Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, he vowed to his supporters he will take on climate change: “Unlike President Trump, we know that climate change is very real and an existential crisis for our planet” https://t.co/VDgoKd0f2h https://t.co/O4g6OHpb7M
Buttigieg in New HampshireClimate change hasn’t spared New Hampshire. Summer storms have intensified, invasive species have moved further north, and businesses can’t keep up with increasingly unpredictable winters. We’re already living with climate change. New Hampshire can’t wait for us to act.
Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Sanders in New HampshireClimate 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 "https://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2020/02/dartmouth-sees-late-visits-from-candidates"
Klobuchar in New Hampshire.@amyklobuchar definitely wants to do stand-up. Talking about the climate crisis, she says, “We have to build a fridge to the future….It’s really hard to make climate change jokes.
Yang in New HampshireA hot-button issue he also jumped on Monday involved his thoughts on climate change, which he stressed is not entirely the fault of the U.S. and other industrialized nations. He pointed to a statistic that suggests the U.S. accounts for 15% of worldwide emissions. “Even if we were to aggressively move toward sustainable energy sources, … Continue reading "https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/10/andrew-yang-makes-pitch-for-new-hampshire-primary/"
Ahead of New Hampshire primary, climate is top issue for voters & candidatesThe First In The Nation primary is upon us, and addressing climate change is the #1 priority issue for New Hampshire Democratic primary voters, according to a late-January University of New Hampshire/CNN poll. In fact, the majority of New Hampshire voters on both sides of the aisle support climate action — our fall 2019 poll … Continue reading "http://lcv.org/article/memo-ahead-new-hampshire-primary-climate-top-issue-voters-candidates/"
Warren aims to win N.H. climate voters — just like in IowaSen. Elizabeth Warren notched a little-noticed victory on her way to a third-place finish in Iowa. The Massachusetts Democrat won the highest share of Iowa voters who named climate change as their most important issue, according to an Associated Press exit poll of the caucuses.
N.H. voters are worried about climate. Will they turn out?Every four years, pundits wonder if young people will turn out to the polls en masse. But this year the question is especially pressing for climate activists. Youth climate organizations like the Sunrise Movement have helped push climate to the forefront of the political conversation in a way that’s unprecedented. [subscription required]
Sanders in New HampshireKelly Fogg said he was a truck driver, and that he’s concerned about climate change. “My footprint is not very good, my carbon footprint, because I do a lot of driving,” he said. “But my heart is in the right spot.” One of the reasons Fogg supports Sanders, he said, is because of his promise … Continue reading "https://www.vpr.org/post/bernie-sanders-makes-final-appeal-new-hampshire-voters#stream/0"
.@PeteButtigieg gets big applause for his response to a q on climate. “America usually does better when we have a national project,” he says of the need to respond. He’s not a #GND supporter but that response suggests he sees a big govt-backer undertaking as part of the solution
Steyer in New HampshireAs he reaches out to undecided New Hampshire voters, Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer says he’s the only candidate making climate change his central issue.
.@amyklobuchar smartly mentions climate change’s impact on loons during speech here in New Hampshire. “Minnesota’s state bird!” she adds.
While TV pundits talk horse race, New Hampshire voters want action on climate crisisOn the ground in the Granite State, climate ranks as a major concern. Will the political media even notice?