Trump’s Failed Promises to Coal Country Can’t Go Unchecked

Trump’s Failed Promises to Coal Country Can’t Go Unchecked

During his 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump promised to reopen coal mines and expressed to coal communities that he was their last shot at reviving the ailing industry. After the media drastically twisted Hillary Clinton’s comments about a just transition for coal miners, Trump was able to paint himself as a savior for struggling rural […]

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What science and democracy have in common: us, hopefully

What science and democracy have in common: us, hopefully

This piece was originally featured in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and has been reprinted with permission.  by Adam Sobel Donald Trump has said, several times in the week up to and including September 29’s presidential debate, that he will not commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election in […]

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Pence Takes Aim at Green New Deal in VP Debate With Little Pushback

Pence Takes Aim at Green New Deal in VP Debate With Little Pushback

Last night’s vice presidential debate solidified one thing: that Republicans know their weakness on climate issues and that they’re going to try with all their might to breathe new life into the narrative that action on the environmental kills jobs. Even before a question was asked by moderator Susan Page specifically on the environment, Vice […]

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Biden Makes Campaign History With Climate Ad click button

Biden Makes Campaign History With Climate Ad


Past Democratic presidential nominees have certainly acknowledged the threat of climate change in their campaigns, though the issue has never been one to run on in and of itself. In 2008, then-Senator Obama committed to an 80% emissions reduction from 1990 levels by 2050 as part of his campaign, though his messaging was confusing at […]

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Can We Know How Voters Truly View Climate Change?

Can We Know How Voters Truly View Climate Change?

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer,  and Miro Korenha A recent poll conducted by Quinnipac University of voter priorities in the 2020 election found that climate change ranked next-to-last. These results arrive hot on the heels of another poll the university released earlier this month, which showed that voters in Maine, South Carolina, and Kentucky […]

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Chris Wallace’s Surprise Debate Climate Question Reveals Trump’s Weak Spot

Chris Wallace’s Surprise Debate Climate Question Reveals Trump’s Weak Spot

When the topics for the first presidential debate were announced, climate change was notably omitted which seemed out of touch considering the persistent wildfires raging in California. However, at last night’s presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace surprised the nation by asking a pointed question to President Trump about his understanding of climate science, after the […]

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