Climate change finally on national political agenda – after 30 years.
30 years late, and only in the wake of horrendous climate-fueled disasters, but we’ll take it.
Conventional political wisdom says you don’t talk about climate change on the campaign trail.
That’s mostly because it’s a deeply polarizing issue. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 72 percent of registered voters supporting Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections said climate change was a “very big” problem, compared with 11 percent of Republican voters.
That divide has led many candidates and the groups that support them, even those who favor addressing planet-warming emissions, to struggle with discussing the issue during election campaigns.
But that’s starting to change. Across the country, there’s been a small explosion of political ads about global warming.
In Nevada, the Democratic candidate for governor, Steve Sisolak, pledged in an ad to uphold the Paris Agreement. In Illinois, a Democratic candidate for the House…
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