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CNN Fails to Ask a Single Climate Question at 4th Dem Debate

CNN Fails to Ask a Single Climate Question at 4th Dem Debate

We were really hoping that we would get to write a recap of the climate change conversation that was had at the 4th Democratic Presidential Debate last night but unfortunately there is literally nothing to write about.

What Happened? In 3 hours of coverage, there was not one question posed by the moderators on the single greatest threat our world is facing.

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Highlights of CNN Climate Town Hall First Half – Castro, Yang, Harris, Klobuchar and Biden

The CNN Town Hall on the Climate Crisis was a marathon session — seven hours of nearly uninterrupted climate conversation.  With so many candidates and so much ground to cover, and many similarities among the candidates, it may in retrospect be a bit of a blur for the viewer.  CNN’s four moderators tried to level […]

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Highlights of CNN Climate Town Hall First Half – Castro, Yang, Harris, Klobuchar and Biden

Highlights of CNN Climate Town Hall First Half – Castro, Yang, Harris, Klobuchar and Biden

The CNN Town Hall on the Climate Crisis was a marathon session — seven hours of nearly uninterrupted climate conversation.  With so many candidates and so much ground to cover, and many similarities among the candidates, it may in retrospect be a bit of a blur for the viewer.  CNN’s four moderators tried to level the discussion by asking each candidate a version of the question “what would you do on day 1”?  But from there, the candidate interviews varied greatly.  Here is what stood out to us from each of the first five candidates.

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Dem Debate Night 2: Inslee Calls the Shots, Booker Keeps it Real

Dem Debate Night 2: Inslee Calls the Shots, Booker Keeps it Real

Last night was night 2 of round 2 of the Democratic primary debates and the conversation on climate change was certainly more substantive than the first night. What really stood out about last night was Gov. Jay Inslee devoting his entire opening statement to climate change and the urgency with which we much act. Even […]

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Interview of the Week: Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Interview of the Week: Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Senator Udall has served the state of New Mexico in the United States Senate since 2009 and in that time has been a staunch champion of wildlife. The senator recently introduced the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 and was kind enough to sit down with us to tell us a bit about his bill. […]

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Tweet of the Week: Dan Rather’s Take on Dem Debate Night 1

Wait, are we done with the debate on climate change already? What did I miss? I had just gone to the fridge to get my Diet Dr. Pepper and. when I came back.. okay, I guess so much for the greatest existential threat to the planet — Dan Rather (@DanRather) June 27, 2019 As we […]

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How Do the Democratic Candidates Stack Up on the Climate Crisis?

How Do the Democratic Candidates Stack Up on the Climate Crisis?

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha The first of the Democratic debates will take place this week. The Democratic Party refuses to hold a debate focused on climate change, and the candidates are likely to get only one question – if that – on this important topic. The New York Times asked all the candidates […]

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For Millennials, the Climate Crisis Is An Area of Bipartisan Agreement

For Millennials, the Climate Crisis Is An Area of Bipartisan Agreement

Millennial voters do not agree on all issues, but one issue on which Millennial conservatives and liberals do see eye to eye is climate change. Climate change is increasingly bridging the Republican-Democrat divide as it moves behind politics and emerges as a human issue.

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Even Progressives View the Path to 100% Renewables With Pragmatism

Even Progressives View the Path to 100% Renewables With Pragmatism

One of the biggest points of contention among likely Democratic voters when it comes to climate change has been the timeline in which the United States should transition to 100% emissions-free energy. But whether that date is 2030 (as Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed) or 2050 (such as what Beto O’Rourke outlined) another critical factor […]

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The Chorus of Support for Climate Debate Grows

The Chorus of Support for Climate Debate Grows

So far, Governor Inslee and Senators Warren and Sanders have said they would support a Democratic Presidential debate dedicated solely to the subject of climate change.  Yesterday, three prominent Democratic Senators (Schatz, Whitehouse, and Heinrich) joined the chorus — in a letter to the President of NBC News they urged that the FIRST debate, set for June 26-27 in Miami, should be focused on climate change. 

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The U.S. has a unique culture of climate change denial

The U.S. has a unique culture of climate change denial

Hearing people deny climate change or question how much humans are contributing to it can be really frustrating. It turns out that we have a unique culture of climate denial in the United States. As the Guardian reported, “a total of 13% of Americans polled in a 23-country survey conducted by the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project […]

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Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva Pt. 2

Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva Pt. 2

This is the second part of our two-part interview with House Natural Resources Committee chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva. Click here to read part one.   ODP: Can you tell us a bit more about the hearings you’re planning on holding at the Natural Resources Committee this year? What are your goals with the hearings? RG: […]

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