Stories tagged "democrats"

May 9, 2019

The U.S. has a unique culture of climate change denial

Hearing people deny climate change or question how much humans are contributing to it can be really frustrating. It turns out that we have a unique culture of climate denial in the United States. As the Guardian reported, “a total of 13% of Americans polled in a...

April 22, 2019

Will 2020 Dems Debate Climate Change?

The Democratic field continues to grow, making it hard for any of the candidates to distinguish him/herself.  One — Governor Jay Inslee — has based his entire campaign on dealing with the climate crisis.  Last week, he began to argue that the issue is so...

April 11, 2019

Tweet of the week: AOC at COR hearing holds colleagues accountable

“It‘s not responsible to complain about anything that we dislike as ‘socialism’ when many of our colleagues across the aisle are more than happy to support millions and potentially billions in government subsidies…for the…fossil fuel industry.” –@AOC...

March 15, 2019

GOP attacks on GND based on false stats

The GOP response to the Green New Deal (GND) has been largely negative–well, that’s an understatement considering that Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, recently called the ideas behind the Green New...

March 14, 2019

Governor Inslee Campaigns on Climate Change

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington is sticking to his promise of making battling climate change the centerpiece of his campaign for President.  The Washington Post followed him on the campaign trail talking to voters in the communities in California devastated by...

February 21, 2019

One Partisan Thing: Yale Climate Maps Reveal Extent of Divide

For all of us “green” nerds who are fascinated by the politics of climate change, not to mention all those Democratic candidates for President, the Yale Program on Climate Communications has a great data visualization site that will provide endless hours...

January 31, 2019

Democratic Candidates Get Behind the Green New Deal

Endorsing the Green New Deal is becoming a talisman of politics in the 2020 Presidential race on the Democratic side.  The Washington Post’s Power Post pointed out that this is a policy that almost no one had heard of last November but is now one of the key...