Dem Debate, Bernie vs. Biden, Leadership vs. Ideology

Dem Debate, Bernie vs. Biden, Leadership vs. Ideology

Last night’s Democratic primary debate was the first time in this election that we saw just two candidates go head-to-head: Former VP Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. With the nation in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the primary focus of the conversation centered around the need for a swift, calculated, and coordinated response […]

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Biden Wins Big in “Mini Super Tuesday,” Especially in Michigan

Biden Wins Big in “Mini Super Tuesday,” Especially in Michigan

Last night former Vice President Joe Biden handily won the Michigan primary, defeating Senator Bernie Sanders and amassing 53 delegates to Sanders 35. As of writing this last night Biden also claimed Idaho, Mississippi, and Missouri while Washington State and  North Dakota had not fully reported their votes. Michigan was arguably the most important state […]

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How to Turn Skiers into Climate Voters

How to Turn Skiers into Climate Voters

Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains has been alarmingly low this year and while the rest of the West hasn’t had as dire of a situation, since 1982, some parts of the West have a 41% reduction in the yearly maximum mass of snow. For the skiing industry, climate change is a true existential threat–though […]

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Biden’s Big Super Tuesday Success

Biden’s Big Super Tuesday Success

Last night was Senator Bernie Sanders’ night to lose, and he walked away disappointed. Super Tuesday was a comeback story for Joe Biden, who just a week ago was expected to lose handily to Sanders. Biden swept the South winning Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and the big prize of Texas (he also […]

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Cable News Won’t Talk Climate During Super Tuesday Coverage, Here’s What They’re Missing

Cable News Won’t Talk Climate During Super Tuesday Coverage, Here’s What They’re Missing

Super Tuesday is just a day away and there’s been a glaring omission from the pundit analysis happening on cable news: how climate change will shape the vote in California, the looming prize that will help (barring an unforeseen circumstance) either Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders clinch the Democratic nomination. While several polls have shown […]

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Dem Debate Meant Address Issues for Black Voters Makes No Mention of Environmental Justice

Dem Debate Meant Address Issues for Black Voters Makes No Mention of Environmental Justice

Last night was the second Democratic primary debate that made no mention of climate change. Despite the fact that the debate took place in Charleston, SC and was co-hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, the moderators asked no questions about environmental justice or the fact that South Carolina’s rising seas disproportionately affect poorer, black […]

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Pete Buttigieg Releases A Plan to Conserve Nature

Pete Buttigieg Releases A Plan to Conserve Nature

Last Friday, Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed his presidential plan to protect public lands including a stated goal of protecting 30% of all U.S. lands and waters by 2030. Goals of the proposal include: Ensuring consistent and robust conservation funding for federal land management agencies, states, and tribes–including securing full, permanent funding for the Land and […]

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Why Is No One Talking About Climate Change in South Carolina?

Why Is No One Talking About Climate Change in South Carolina?

by Miro Korenha, co-founder and publisher Our Daily Planet As the early contests of the 2020 presidential election unfold, one thing has been evident: for the first time, climate change is a key issue for Democratic voters. There’s been plenty written about how voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and especially Nevada see climate change as […]

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One Cool Thing: Al Gore Vows to Register Climate Voters

I’m excited to launch a new voter registration campaign with @ClimateRealAF focused on engaging youth to vote on #climate this November. We start with a visit to @TexasSouthern tomorrow with my friend @DrBobBullard. https://t.co/omvFoSelxO — Al Gore (@algore) February 18, 2020 As Buzzfeed reported yesterday, former vice president Al Gore is launching a voter registration […]

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One Political Thing: IA Caucuses to NH Primaries and the Climate Anxiety in Between

One Political Thing: IA Caucuses to NH Primaries and the Climate Anxiety in Between

As we move on (to put it one way) from the Iowa Caucuses into the New Hampshire primaries, climate change is still a major political issue for voters in both states. In Iowa, the positions of the candidates on climate change mattered most to more than one in five caucus-goers when choosing who to support, coming […]

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As Focus Shifts To NH, Climate Change and Clean Water Are Key Issues

As Focus Shifts To NH, Climate Change and Clean Water Are Key Issues

Climate change and clean water are the two biggest environmental issues facing the Democratic Presidential candidates stumping in New Hampshire. 

Why This Matters:  Pollution and climate change were big issues in Iowa and they will be important in New Hampshire as well.  The recreation industry is poised to take a beating due to shortened ski seasons and PFAS contamination is pervasive and too expensive to clean up right now.

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Trump’s State of the Union Address Devoid of Reality

Trump’s State of the Union Address Devoid of Reality

Last night’s State of the Union address delivered by President Trump was a lot of things. Whether you thought it was a “micro-targeted campaign gameshow” or not, one thing that stood out was how much the president focused on the glories of the past instead of the opportunities we have to ensure that America is […]

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