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Buttigieg Calls for Bipartisan Action on Climate ChangeOne student asked Buttigieg what he plans to do to address environmental concerns. The Democratic hopeful said a bipartisan effort is needed to effectively reverse the effects of climate change. He emphasized that climate change is not something that will happen in the future, but that it’s happening now. “Charleston certainly knows it real. You …
Pete Buttigieg told reporters in Beaufort that he’s hearing, “here in the Lowcountry, concerns about climate, when it comes to sea level rise, but it’s not that different from the concerns in the river communities in Iowa.” https://t.co/Qnb8Yaudg9
Booker in South Carolina@kjbeenya w/ the Conservation Voters of SC asked what motivates Booker most as it pertains to addressing the climate crisis and why this crisis will be a top priority for him if he’s president. @CoryBooker: I come to the environmental crisis from an environmental justice lens… https://t.co/b2zeXmd67F
O'Rourke in South CarolinaIn Beaufort, South Carolina, he leaned on the insight of preservationist Marquetta Goodwine, also known as Queen Quet, the elected chieftess of the Gullah Geechee Nation, who gave him a toured of the church where Harriet Tubman lived, just before he held a community roundtable discussion on climate change, voting rights and economic mobility.
Biden in South CarolinaThe makeup of the rebuilding process includes increasing employment access, bettering transportation, clean, renewable energy, cleaner, faster and safer infrastructure and more affordable housing, according to Biden. Biden also noted that the components of the rebuilding process could also “help confront the existential threat of climate change,” and “provide 10 million new, good-paying jobs.
Commentary: Ask candidates how they will save Charleston from climate changeWith less than a year before the historically pivotal South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, the Lowcountry is becoming a frequent stomping ground for many candidates. For those candidates to have a shot at winning in 2020, they need our votes.
O'Rourke in South Carolina“Climate change was not caused by God, not by mother nature, but by all of us. Everything we’ve seen,” [O’Rourke] said, referencing increasingly strong hurricanes, wildfires and flooding, “will pale in comparison to what is visited upon our children and grandchildren if we don’t make bold moves now.”