Post-Debate Poll Finds 57% of Registered Voters Support Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

Post-Debate Poll Finds 57% of Registered Voters Support Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

During the final presidential debate, Joe Biden affirmed that he supports phasing out the fossil fuel industry over time to make way for sustainable energy. A new Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 3 out of 5 voters support the idea.

Why This Matters: As Election Day draws near, new polls by Pew Research found that 68% of registered voters consider climate change to be a “very important” or “somewhat” important issue.

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A Preview of the Head to Head Debate Between Biden and Sanders

A Preview of the Head to Head Debate Between Biden and Sanders

In his press conference this week explaining why he is staying in the Presidential race, Senator Sanders promised in the upcoming Debate on Sunday night to ask Vice President Joe Biden “How are you going to respond to the scientists who tell us we have 7 or 8 years remaining to transform our energy system before irreparable harm takes place to this planet because of the ravages of climate change?”  We believe that the candidates will be asked about their climate change plans and that their differences will become more apparent.

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Democrats Debate Climate Change Issues in Las Vegas — Finally

Democrats Debate Climate Change Issues in Las Vegas — Finally

At the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas last night, the moderators asked a series of questions on climate change and environmental issues, and the candidates had a chance to both explain their plans and to talk about their priorities.

Why This Matters:   The MSNBC moderators recognized that climate change is one of the most important issues to the Democratic voters and gave it at least 15 minutes — it got one of the longest time blocks of the debate, albeit in the second hour.

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Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

On Saturday, outside The New York Times building, 70 Extinction Rebellion protestors were arrested as they demanded greater coverage of the climate crisis by the notable news company.  Similarly, activists from the Sunrise Movement conducted a “sit-in” outside the Democratic National Committee yesterday demanding a primary debate focused solely on climate change.  

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Miami on Front Lines of Climate Emergency, But Will Dems Get the Chance to Address It?

Miami on Front Lines of Climate Emergency, But Will Dems Get the Chance to Address It?

Given that the Democratic Party denies the need for a debate dedicated to the topic of climate change, the location of the first Democratic debate — Miami — is ironic, to say the least.  No other American city is feeling the brunt of climate change on a daily basis the way that Miami is — from fires in the Everglades (yes – you are reading that correctly) to record-breaking heat (this past Sunday) to daily flooding to hundreds of million dollars in upgrades to infrastructure, Miamians are already dealing with the climate crisis.  But will the candidates get to discuss this important issue beyond the basics of support or opposition for the Green New Deal and re-entry into the Paris Agreement?  That is THE question.

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The Week Ahead: June 24th-28th

The Week Ahead: June 24th-28th

Happy Monday – thanks for starting your week with us!  We hope you had a great weekend filled with summer fun — including some outdoor time.  This week’s news will be dominated by the first debate between twenty of the Democratic contenders, more on that in a minute, and the President’s trip to the G-20 […]

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