The Biden Campaign’s Closing Argument on Climate Change

Climate Change became a major issue in the 2020 Presidential campaign.  Watch these Joe Biden ads and the climate stories they tell.  It will never NOT be an issue again.

Jacksonville, FL — Velma and Amirah — Ken Knight Drive

Velma and Amirah are lifelong residents of the community around Ken Knight Drive in Jacksonville. They tell the story of how sea level rise has made their community nearly unlivable. The video starts with Velma sharing: “I know where I am, but I don’t know where I’m going to go.”

Cedar Key, FL — Gerald, Jerry, & Laura — Clammers and Oystermen and Women
Gerald, Jerry, Laura, and Laura’s son discuss how it’s gotten harder and harder over the past 10-15 years to harvest shellfish along Florida’s Gulf Coast, and how climate change threatens to completely wipe out something that is more than a way to make a living – it’s a way of life.

Baby Rocks, AZ — Brett — Navajo Power
Brett Issac is the co-founder of Navajo Power. He talks about his efforts to bring power to the people of the Navajo Nation, many of whom have never had it, and how he’s doing it through clean energy fueled by solar power.

Maricopa County, AZ — Donovan — Beekeeping and Climate
Donovan Gonzalez is a second-generation beekeeper whose hard work pays for his college tuition and his books. He shares how extreme heat and climate change – Arizona has had over 150 days this year with temperatures over 100 degrees – threaten to made it impossible for bees to survive in Arizona.

Phoenix, AZ — Melanie — Hotshot
Melanie is a wildland firefighter – a hotshot – and she discusses the emotional toll that working to protect Arizonans from wildfires has taken on her, and on how over the course of her seven years of working on the frontlines of wildfires, she has seen the effects of climate change making her difficult job even harder.

Antrim County, MI – John King — Cherry Farming

John King is one of the co-owners of the King Orchard, a family-owned cherry farm in Central Lake, Michigan. Michiganders are proud of their cherries, but climate change threatens to wipe them out, and the orchard has had to diversify what they plant so that they have more fruits that can withstand the extreme weather and out of season hard frosts that have become all too common in recent years.

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