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July 31, 2019

Debate 2, Night 1: Progressives vs. Moderates

Last night was the first night of the second round of the Democratic primary debates where 10 candidates had 2 hours to discuss a full gambit of voter issues including climate change. Which, by our count, got 14 total minutes of the 120-minute debate. The resounding...

June 29, 2019

No Better Time for a Forum on Climate Change

By Miro Korenha and Monica Medina, co-founders Our Daily Planet Out of 4 hours of air time, just a mere 14 minutes and 10 out of 170 questions were devoted to climate change during both nights of this week’s Democratic presidential primary debates. Certainly, other...

June 28, 2019

The Need for a Climate Change Forum is More Apparent than Ever Before

We couldn’t be more excited to share with you some BIG NEWS this morning. As you know, last night was #DemDebate2. For the second night in a row, it took more than an hour for a single climate change question to be asked and just like the first night, the topic...

June 27, 2019

Tweet of the Week: Dan Rather’s Take on Dem Debate Night 1

Wait, are we done with the debate on climate change already? What did I miss? I had just gone to the fridge to get my Diet Dr. Pepper and. when I came back.. okay, I guess so much for the greatest existential threat to the planet — Dan Rather (@DanRather) June...

June 19, 2019

Tweet of the Week: Sen. Schatz’s Debate Advice

To the 24 Democrats running for president: Climate change is a planetary emergency, and voters know it.  In April a CNN poll found that climate change was the top issue for D’s, outranking gun safety and even health care. But what does it mean to prioritize climate...

June 18, 2019

Even Progressives View the Path to 100% Renewables With Pragmatism

One of the biggest points of contention among likely Democratic voters when it comes to climate change has been the timeline in which the United States should transition to 100% emissions-free energy. But whether that date is 2030 (as Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed) or...

June 7, 2019

Interview of the Week: Monica’s Take on the Climate Debate

There has been growing pressure from green groups and presidential candidates Gov. Jay Inslee for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to host a debate with presidential candidates focused solely on the topic of climate change. This week the DNC called...

June 6, 2019

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

By Alexandra Patel and Miro Korenha  Critical to Democrats in the upcoming 2020 election is the stance the newly elected president will take on climate change and the impact it will have on America’s future. On Tuesday, June 4th, Presidential candidate Joe Biden made...

May 23, 2019

The Chorus of Support for Climate Debate Grows

So far, Governor Inslee and Senators Warren and Sanders have said they would support a Democratic Presidential debate dedicated solely to the subject of climate change.  Yesterday, three prominent Democratic Senators (Schatz, Whitehouse, and Heinrich) joined the...

May 22, 2019

One 2020 thing: Elizabeth Warren IN for a climate change debate

During selfie lines, people often press notes into my hands to explain why they’re in this fight. Last week in VA, I got a note asking if I support a climate debate. Yes! We need to do everything we can to save our planet. Thanks @usclimatestrike and @MoveOn for...