So we finally got a primary debate where there was a somewhat robust conversation about climate change! One of the most important moments of the debate was when Senator Bernie Sanders was asked to stay on the topic of trade and he answered that trade and climate change are one and the same–and he wouldn’t […]Continue Reading 681 words
I (Miro) am not under the impression that anyone really wants to reminisce about the politics of 2019. From impeachment to the gutting of the Clean Power Plan and the Endangered Species, Clean Air, and Clean Water Acts, it was often a very heavy time for those of us who have dedicated our careers to […]Continue Reading 386 words
Top Stories of 2019: This past February the announcement of the Green New Deal resolution sent reverberations throughout Capitol Hill as well as the nation. Suddenly, climate change became a major component of our political discourse.Continue Reading 812 words
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Farm state voters in swing states like Minnesota see extreme weather, such as droughts and floods, as a significant threat to farming. According to a new poll conducted by Iowa-based RABA Research on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a majority of these voters say they would be more likely to back a 2020 […]Continue Reading 284 words
by Miro Korenha, co-founder and publisher of Our Daily Planet I know I’m not the only one, but the thought that 2020 is just three weeks away truly astounds me. The other day as my nostalgia got the best of me, I clicked on an internet article about Y2K and the pandemonium that surrounded the […]Continue Reading 961 words
Yesterday, presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren released a plan (!) calling for companies who have misled federal regulators to be prosecuted under a new corporate perjury law.
She also singled out Exxon as her example, tying in climate change to her signature anti-corruption platform.Continue Reading 406 words
If you’ve taken a look at a newspaper or turned on cable news in the past month it’s difficult to spot a headline that doesn’t have to do with impeachment. Sure, impeachment is an important issue but cable news, in particular, has honed in so profoundly on the topic that it’s left little room for […]Continue Reading 802 words
The issue that young American voters care about most is climate change, according to a new study by the Cause and Social Influence Initiative.
But are Democrats doing all that they can to convince these voters that their party will truly make climate action a priority?Continue Reading 493 words
The latest Morning Consult/Sierra Club 2020 Climate Voter Tracking Poll is in. Here’s who climate voters are supporting in the primary:
- Joe Biden 31%
- Elizabeth Warren 25%
- Bernie Sanders 19%
Why This Matters: For the first time, climate change is at the forefront of political issues for U.S. Democratic voters.Continue Reading 470 words
2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that for many regions of America where climate change is a destructive enough force, Americans should pick up and move instead of the government undertaking efforts to rebuild lost homes. This got a lot of buzz but it turns out that Canada is already implementing some of Yang’s […]Continue Reading 513 words
Today, Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed his climate plan, a comprehensive vision to tackle some of the most carbon-intensive sectors of our economy. While similar in many ways to Senator Cory Booker’s plan, keep reading for our breakdown of high-level points from this plan. Net Zero: No later than 2050 Cost: No total cost was initially […]Continue Reading 598 words
On Saturday, a Houthi rebel attack on a prominent Saudi oil field caused global oil prices to surge. As CNN reported “Several projectiles struck the Abqaiq plant, starting a series of fires that quickly took out nearly half Saudi’s oil production — 5% of the global daily output — and sparking fears about the security […]Continue Reading 441 words