Election Countdown: Interview with Jean-Luc Duvall, League of Conservation Voters

In the run-up to the election next week, we talked with Jean-Luc Duvall, who is a climate organizer with the League of Conservation Voters in North Carolina.  In his spare time, Jean-Luc is running for a local office in his home of Wake County.  Here are a few of the highlights.

On Climate Change As An Issue in the Election in North Carolina:

Talking to voters, it’s clear that people are concerned about the impacts of the climate crisis and they want to give our future generations a fighting chance. And the conversations I have are aligning with the data. All the recent polling shows that climate is a top issue for voters, especially Democratic likely voters.

Unpredictable Weather:

One of the most common things I hear from folks these days…is how unpredictable the weather and the seasons have become.  Farmers and gardeners who have been growing crops for decades if not generations are experiencing longer summertime droughts, stronger storms in the fall, and frosts that come too early or too late, wiping out crop yields across the board.

On Why He Is Running For Office:

I believe there are a few things we can all agree on together like clean air, clean water, and the value of our natural spaces. I am running for Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor to represent the voice of those in my community and help nurture our land.

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