Why This Matters: The entire 12-hour marathon of Climate Forum coverage by MSNBC set a high watermark (bad pun) for other news organizations covering climate change. They also devoted two hours in prime time to climate change, as well as stationing correspondents to report in live from remote locations from Greenland to Guatemala. Moderators Ali Velshi and Chris Hayes did both deep dives into the substance of candidate plans and also got the candidates to open up personally about what drives their interest in and passion for this issue. MSNBC also sweat the details on the production of the Forum – with a visually beautiful set and fantastic live connections to students stationed at the University of Southern California, the University of New Hampshire, and Iowa State University in order to have student voices from coast to coast. We hope other news organizations will at least meet this standard from now on.Continue Reading 669 words
Yesterday, Senator Cory Booker revealed his climate plan called “Cory’s Plan to Address the Threat of Climate Change.” While similar in many ways to Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s plan, keep reading for our breakdown of high-level points from this plan. Net Zero: by 2045 Cost: $3 trillion Carbon Tax: This plan will institute a carbon fee […]Continue Reading 523 words
Last Friday New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) announced his campaign for president. Booker, who is one of only 3 sitting African American senators, made his announcement on the first day of Black History Month likely as a symbol of his commitment to racial justice. The senator specifically has been outspoken on the issue of […]Continue Reading 466 words
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