Markey Win on Strength of Green and Young Voters Elevates Climate in Fall Campaign

Markey Win on Strength of Green and Young Voters Elevates Climate in Fall Campaign

The post-primary analysis of the Markey-Kennedy Massachusetts Senate race is in, and many pundits are chalking up the Markey late surge to the power of student volunteers and climate change as a key issue in the race. 

Why This Matters:  Environmental voters turned out in droves in the MA primary — and they were driven there by huge grassroots organizing efforts.

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Extinction Rebellion Stages New Round of Protests Across the U.K.

Extinction Rebellion Stages New Round of Protests Across the U.K.

The U.K. Parliament returned to work this week after their summer recess, and the leaders were met with thousands of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters who are leading acts of civil disobedience throughout London, which they plan to continue for another 10-14 days.

Why This Matters:  The COVID pandemic is much more under control in the United Kingdom than it is here, but government officials are not taking any chances — they have strict orders about social distancing and limiting the protests to off-road areas near Parliament Square

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Read This: The NY Times Editorial Board On Reversing Trump’s Environmental Damage

Read This: The NY Times Editorial Board On Reversing Trump’s Environmental Damage

Yesterday, in a full-page editorial, The New York Times stated that if elected, Joe Biden could reverse much of the damage caused by the Trump Administration’s effort to weaken environmental laws and policies, and their enforcement, but to do it will take a great deal of work.

Why This Matters:  It is significant that Vice President Biden — by naming climate change as a crisis on par with the others facing the nation, namely the COVID pandemic, the economic devastation it spawned, and the fight for racial justice, he has made it one of THE issues in this fall’s presidential campaign.

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DNC Night 4: Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech Is Infused With the Climate Crisis and Possibilities

DNC Night 4: Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech Is Infused With the Climate Crisis and Possibilities

The last night of the Democratic National Convention began with climate change front and center.  Vice President Joe Biden infused climate change throughout his acceptance speech — sometimes explicitly and other times as an allusion in his vision for the future. 

Why This Matters: Climate change and the environment are on the ballot and only one candidate will take them on — Joe Biden.  

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How Joe Biden Aims to Center Climate Action in Foreign Policy

How Joe Biden Aims to Center Climate Action in Foreign Policy

As Axios reported yesterday based on insight received from the Biden campaign: foreign policy will look drastically different if Joe Biden defeats President Trump in November— starting with a Day One announcement that the U.S. is re-entering the Paris Climate Agreement and new global coordination of the coronavirus response. Why This Matters: Even though most […]

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In Puerto Rico, Battling Coronavirus and Climate Change

In Puerto Rico, Battling Coronavirus and Climate Change

There are five confirmed cases of coronavirus in Puerto Rico so far, but the residents of the island are taking big steps to try to prevent the further spread of the disease, such as a strictly-enforced curfew from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the closure of ‘non-essential’ businesses like shopping malls or recreation centers.

Why This Matters: Puerto Rico is now home to 3.5 million Americans and it is “one of the world’s most storm-vulnerable regions,” according to the Associated Press.

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