Climate change in South CarolinaOn February 29, 2020, South Carolina voters sent the world a message. https://t.co/hDgNVSzAvO
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Buttigieg talked about the need for federal funding & leadership on issues of infrastructure & clean water. He emphasized the need for a president who, “actually believes climate science is real and who’s not afraid to enforce where there has to be enforcement.
Buttigieg in South CarolinaPete Buttigieg’s second stop in South Carolina today, is an event billed as a community conversation on environmental justice. For context, in January, toxins were found in the drinking water near the Air Force base here in Sumter.
Sanders in South CarolinaSanders says this administration thinks Climate Change is a hoax. “I think Donald Trump is a hoax!
Sanders, Biden, Steyer discuss plans to help flood victims, reduce climate change effectsAs some people in the Carolinas recover from flood damage almost four years later, we’re asking Democratic candidates for President how they would handle areas most vulnerable to potential effects of climate change.
Steyer on why the U.S. has to lead the fight to stop the climate crisis: “If we don’t lead the fight to solve the climate crisis, there is no second country that’s going to do this job.”
Martin Luther King III urges South Carolina voters to consider environmental inequalityMartin Luther King III says South Carolina voters concerned about inequality in their communities should consider candidates’ climate positions as they head to the polls this weekend.
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Democrat @TomSteyer says his policies on climate and race are evidence of a bona fide progressive agenda. He says he would declare a national emergency in response to climate change on the first day of his presidency. https://t.co/nNJ5iCjAnO
Locally popular but long-shot candidate Steyer’s ‘climate justice’ resonates along S.C. coastMr. Steyer, campaigning on a climate agenda, is polling a second behind former Vice President Joe Biden in South Carolina.
Tom Steyer bets his campaign on climate change in South CarolinaHis argument that global warming will be felt most bluntly by black and brown communities is meant to resonate in a state where residents are already feeling its effects.
Bloomberg in South CarolinaMichael Bloomberg says eliminating the country’s coal-fired power plants is “the biggest thing” to ensure coastal cities like Charleston aren’t underwater in the next few decades #CNNTownHall https://t.co/IbUl2veLKJ
.@BernieSanders says climate change is rapidly impacting cities and that if the country doesn’t move to address climate change then cities like Miami, Charleston and New Orleans will either be partially underwater or totally underwater. #SC2020
”Instead of listening to right-wing extremists, we’re going to listen to the scientists,” says @BernieSanders on climate change. #SC2020
Steyer: “Climate change … is a human problem with a giant racial subtext.” #sc2020
Presidential hopeful Tom Steyer: 'Climate change is 'my No. 1 priority'Steyer, the progressive outsider still in the running for the Democratic nomination for President, has emerged as a champion to fight climate change and strong advocate for what he calls “environmental justice.”