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Why are Democrats STILL not running on climate change, even as fire engulfs the West?

As a historic wave of wildfires burns across western U.S. states on the heels of Hurricane Laura hitting the Gulf Coast and a powerful wind storm tearing through the Midwest last month, the Associated Press on Friday highlighted how, despite these disasters, the climate crisis is “largely missing” from the 2020 presidential campaigns. Here’s the thing: our response to the COVID-19 crisis is only making […]

September 17th

Rev Mitch Hescox: “It’s time for the EPA to live up to its stated mission: To protect human health and the environment.”

Testimony of the Rev. Mitch Hescox of the Evangelical Environmental Network regarding the ozone national ambient air quality standard, presented to the Environmental Protection Agency.  By Rev Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network Good Afternoon. I am The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), father, grandfather of seven (7), a resident […]

With Wildfires Tearing Through the West, Biden Slams Trump Denial and Calls Climate Crisis an ‘Imminent, Existential Threat’

As wildfires continue to tear through California, Oregon, and Washington state, engulfing entire communities and leaving utter devastation in their wake, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden issued a statement Saturday connecting the blazes to the global climate emergency and slamming President Donald Trump’s ongoing refusal to act. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “The science is clear, and deadly signs like these […]

September 14th

‘Green New Deal or the Blood Red Apocalypse. Your choice’: Dems urged to embrace bold climate action as West burns

Leading Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are facing heightened demands to back the Green New Deal as wildfires continue to scorch western states, causing apocalyptic-looking orange skies and “catastrophic” damage. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday that 96 large fires have now burned over 3.4 million acres across […]

September 12th

THRIVE agenda is a progressive framework to create fair and green coronavirus recovery

A broad grassroots coalition of labor unions, advocacy groups, and Democratic members of Congress on Thursday unveiled a resolution known as the THRIVE Agenda—a bold plan for an equitable and green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The resolution—officially titled “Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to Implement an Agenda to Transform, Heal, and Renew […]

September 10th

Election 2020: 81 Nobel laureates endorse Joe Biden

81 American Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine have signed this letter to express their support for former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election for President of the United States. At no time in our nation’s history has there been a greater need for our leaders to appreciate the value of science […]

September 4th

‘The Age of Incrementalism Is Over,’ declares Green New Deal champion Ed Markey after defeating Joe Kennedy III

Bolstered by an energized climate movement, small-dollar donors, and support from prominent progressive lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal champion Sen. Ed Markey on Tuesday fended off a Democratic primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whose name recognition and late endorsement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ultimately insufficient to topple the popular Massachusetts […]

September 2nd

Election 2020: No, Joe Biden is NOT Satan (despite Dilbert creator Scott Adams’ stupid musings)

A few years back, Dilbert comic creator turned right-wing blogger Scott Adams issued a challenge on Twitter to find “just one” scientist “who says the climate prediction models are credible.” He framed himself as someone just trying to figure out the truth, and provide advice as an expert in persuasion for climate scientists, to educate them on how to convince people […]

September 2nd

Dr Michael Mann: “This is a make-or-break election for the climate”

(Our regular contributor Dr. Michael Mann had a column up at Newsweek last week on the GOP’s willful blocking of meaningful action on the climate crisis, which makes Election 2020 a critical turning point. We’re excerpting a few paragraphs below) By Dr Michael Mann The willful ignorance of the climate crisis exhibited by one of […]

September 1st

Despite poll showing aggressive climate action a winning issue, Biden boasts ‘I am not banning fracking’

In response to claims from President Donald Trump that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would ban fracking, the former vice president told voters in the swing state of Pennsylvania on Monday that he would not outlaw the practice—despite polling that shows the American public increasingly favors aggressive actions left out of Biden’s campaign proposals and […]

September 1st

How the Chamber of Commerce’s scorecard elevates climate deniers

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the most powerful trade organization in the world. It spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to influence the actions of government, and prides itself on its many members. It advocates for what it considers to be pro-business policies. But does the Chamber always represent the interest of all […]

August 30th