by Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone
- New data compiled by Yale University shows that an average of 76% of US adults expressed interest in news stories about the climate plans from the Trump Administration and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden
- In California, 80% of people expressed interest in the candidates’ climate plans as the state experiences more frequent and massive wildfires due to the climate crisis
- Neighboring states Oregon and Washington saw 79% of people interested in the climate plans
- A separate study by the Pew Research Center found that 60% of Americans find climate change a major threat to the country, an increase from 44% in the last decade
- Democrats express more concern about climate change compared to Republicans
- Politicians in the Republican party claim the climate crisis will be best solved by the market and tech solutions while also claiming that climate change should not be the country’s top priority
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Read More: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/bil-mckibben-2020-election-climate-crisis-1064873/
Nina TurnerEnergy Programs and Communications Coordinator
Janina is a graduate of the Energy Management and Design program at Sonoma State University with experience in non-profits that specialize in sustainability and volunteerism.