No Plan B: The Climate-Conscious Voter

No Plan B: The Climate-Conscious Voter

1:11pm Sep 23, 2019
Greenpeace Protests Outside DNC Headquarters Urging The Party To Hold A Climate Change Debate
Suzannah Mullen holds a sign at a Greenpeace rally to call for a presidential campaign climate debate in front of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC. DNC chairman Tom Perez rejected a request from Democratic presidential cand

Pew Research released a poll three weeks after the 2008 Iowa caucuses indicating that just one percent of Americans ranked climate change as the most pressing problem facing the country.

Today, that is not the case. With people seeing the effects of climate change on their daily lives, rising temperatures is on the minds of many voters. Wildfires, flooding and more severe hurricanes are affecting public safety, public health, property values and American businesses worldwide.

How will climate coverage influence the 2020 election? How do the candidates differ in their approach to the issue? We sit down with two experts to find answers.

Produced by Amanda Williams.


Anthony Leiserowitz, Director, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication; host, Climate Connections radio program; @ecotone2

Justin Worland, Energy and environment correspondent, Time magazine; @justinworland

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