Despite Nationwide Extreme Weather, GOP Fails to Mention Climate Change at Convention

Despite Nationwide Extreme Weather, GOP Fails to Mention Climate Change at Convention

Last week the Democratic National Convention emphasized climate change as a social justice issue as well as an opportunity to create jobs and rebuild necessary infrastructure (you can read our coverage of it here). This week it’s the Republicans’ turn to present their vision for America to voters–though they haven’t put forth a new platform […]

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DNC Night 4: Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech Is Infused With the Climate Crisis and Possibilities

DNC Night 4: Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech Is Infused With the Climate Crisis and Possibilities

The last night of the Democratic National Convention began with climate change front and center.  Vice President Joe Biden infused climate change throughout his acceptance speech — sometimes explicitly and other times as an allusion in his vision for the future. 

Why This Matters: Climate change and the environment are on the ballot and only one candidate will take them on — Joe Biden.  

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Democratic National Convention Night 3: All In For Climate Action

Democratic National Convention Night 3: All In For Climate Action

Yesterday, on night 3 of the Democratic National Convention, youth activists, farmers, leaders of the environmental community, as well as pop superstar Billie Eilish brought climate change to the forefront of the national conversation. As climate advocacy group, Climate Power 2020 explained, More than 25 speakers pushed for a strong response to the climate crisis […]

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Democratic National Convention: Night 2 Recap – A “Side” of Climate Change and Calamari!

Democratic National Convention: Night 2 Recap – A “Side” of Climate Change and Calamari!

Climate change, clean energy, and green jobs and infrastructure were mentioned numerous times during the evening — they came up right off the bat in the “chorus” of bright stars in the Party who delivered the opening Keynote address. It received many additional mentions in the numerous short speeches and testimonials about the Vice President.

Why This Matters:  The COVID crisis, health care, and national security were the issues of the night.  But climate change made it into the discussion.

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Democratic National Convention Night 1 Recap–Climate Not a Focus

Democratic National Convention Night 1 Recap–Climate Not a Focus

The first night of the virtual Democratic National Convention aired last night with a primary focus on the COVID-19 crisis and how President Trump’s lack of leadership is claiming American lives. The night’s programming featured real people telling their stories of struggle and hardship, which gave the new format a unique feel with powerful personal […]

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This Week’s Political Cartoon: Planet Earth’s Election To-Do List

This Week’s Political Cartoon: Planet Earth’s Election To-Do List

  As if 2020 couldn’t bring more chaos, in the past 2 weeks we’ve experienced a hurricane, wildfires in Southern California, a derecho that brought multiple tornados and that’s all while the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much raging out of control. For many of us, a change in presidential leadership this November is crucial […]

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