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When 2020 began, many people were counting Joe Biden out and Kamala Harris’ Presidential run had already ended — what a difference a year makes. Biden surprised many progressives with a strong climate and environmental justice plan that only got stronger as the campaign went on. In April, we wrote about how Biden received his first endorsement from a major environmental group, the League of Conservation Voters, which has spent tens of millions in recent elections to help elect green candidates. The LCV was the first of many green groups to engage with Biden’s campaign on environmental issues and eventually issue their own endorsements. On Earth Day, Biden received the endorsement of 80 leading scientists — many of them Nobel Laureates — underscoring the fact that his policies would be based, as he often said, on science rather than fiction. Our Daily Planet endorsed Biden in June.
Biden’s climate plan got stronger after a task force of leaders from across the climate movement advised him on how to strengthen his proposals — ultimately resulting in a $2T plan that was the strongest climate plan ever supported by a Democratic Presidential candidate. Perhaps the defining moment on climate came in the speech Biden gave outlining the plan in which he said, famously now,
“When Donald Trump thinks aboutclimate change, the only word he can muster is ‘hoax.’ When I think about climate change, the word I think of is ‘jobs.”
The Colorado River is drying up, millions are at risk of losing their water supply, and Indigenous communities are fighting to keep their water rights. The Western megadrought is taking its toll on American communities, but how did we get here? In his new film, River’s End: California’s Latest Water War, Jacob Morrison delves […]
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and HP just announced that they’re taking their friendship to the next level. The odd couple is teaming up and expanding their partnership to restore, protect, and improve the management of almost one million acres of forest. HP is pledging $80 million to forest conservation and restoration, and not stopping there […]
Researchers from the National University of Singapore used data from more than 1,000 twin siblings to evaluate their opinions about environmental policy. They found identical twins were more likely to have similar views on green policy than non-identical twins, suggesting that support for climate action may have a genetic component. Felix Tropf, a professor in […]
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