Climate election news

Here are some of the most interesting climate change related election stories that we've seen so far. If you have something you'd like to share, please tweet it to @climatecongrss

 

n-HILLARY-CLINTON-TRUMP-628x314.jpg 2016 Election Memo: It’s The Climate, Stupid!  The biggest long-term threat to the economy is not what today’s presidential candidates have spent their time debating. It is not immigration. It is not gun control. It’s not even trade policy. The most significant threat to the economy is climate change (Huffington Post 11/03/2016)
feinfold-johnson__1_.jpg Wisconsin Race for U.S. Senate Says Little About Climate Change  President Obama has called climate change a slow-moving catastrophe, yet we’ve heard little about the issue during this campaign season. That goes for the U.S. Senate race pitting Democrat Russ Feingold and GOP incumbent Ron Johnson. (WUWN 11/02/2016)
Can 'Years of Living Dangerously' make climate change a voting issue? With just weeks to go before election day, the producers of the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously said they are hoping to break the climate silence with the premiere of the show's second season on Sunday. (Mashable 10/30/2016)
19generalWeb-master768.jpg The Debates Were a Failure of Journalism I thought that the debate moderators had some very fine moments...calmly drawing out the candidates. But the lack of a single question on the world’s biggest problem was a grievous error.(New York Times 10/19/2016)
floridaflooding101416.jpg Climate change makes waves in Florida races Climate change is turning into a critical election issue for many Florida candidates — and not just Democrats. (The Hill 10/16/2016)
  Clinton dedicates an entire speech to climate changeAfter two debates miss the mark, Clinton takes talk on climate into her own hands. (Think Progress, 10/10/2016)
Scant-mention-of-climate-at-US-president-debate.jpg Scant mention of climate at U.S. president debate Environmental groups are frustrated with the lack of attention to climate issues from either major party candidates during Sunday night's debate. (UPI,10/10/2016)
Krugman-climate.png What about the planet?  New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says, 'It’s time to end the blackout on climate change as an issue...There is, quite simply, no other issue this important, and letting it slide would be almost criminally irresponsible." (New York Times, 10/7/2016)
debate_podium2000.jpg Someone Finally Asked a Debate Question About the World's Most Important Issue There have been 14 debates featuring Presidential, Senate, or Gubernatorial candidates. Only one has included a question on climate change. (Mother Jones, 10/3/2016)
DiCAprio.png DiCaprio: Politicians must believe in climate change to hold office Here's what the Oscar-winning actor and vocal climate advocate said: "If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or in science or empirical truths and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office." (Politico, 10/3/2016)
   


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