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18:35  12 september  2019
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Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight

Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the issue as the party's base increasingly demands aggressive action. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Obama Cabinet member Julián Castro laid out their plans Tuesday. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar released hers over the weekend. The release of the competing plans comes as issues of climate and the environment have become a central focus of the Democratic primary. On Wednesday, 10 Democrats seeking the White House will participate in back-to-back climate town halls hosted by CNN in New York.

Last weekend, Sanders held a climate rally for activists in upstate New York, and he’s taken plenty of And on Wednesday, the day before the debate , Clinton released a plan to fight for climate and With Clinton currently polling ahead of Sanders by double-digit margins and Sanders coming in from

Renewable energy is one of the most effective tools we have in the fight against climate change, and there is every reason to believe it will succeed. Wind and solar energy have experienced remarkable growth and huge cost improvements over the past decade with no signs of slowing down.

Greenpeace climate activists climbed Houston's Fred Hartman Bridge hours ahead of the Democratic debate on Thursday to shut down shipping traffic and call for a shift to renewable energy.

Climate Activists Climb Houston Bridge Ahead of Democratic Debate to Demand Renewable Energy© Greenpeace Greenpeace USA climbers form a blockade on the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas.

Greenpeace said in a press release that 22 activists were participating in the blockade on the bridge and that they intended to continue for 24 hours. The debate will take place at Houston's Texas Southern University on Thursday night.

The protest targets a route that is widely used by fossil fuel companies. Over 35 percent of United States crude oil exports came through the Houston Shipping Channel region in 2018, according to the Houston Chronicle, which cited a report from global financial services firm Morningstar.

Trump blasts CNN for ignoring 'facts' on climate ahead of 2020 forum

Trump blasts CNN for ignoring 'facts' on climate ahead of 2020 forum President Donald Trump blasted CNN Wednesday afternoon just ahead of its climate-focused Democratic presidential forum, arguing it would likely ignore key "facts.""8 FACTS that #FakeNewsCNN will ignore in tonight's "Climate Forum," Trump said in a series of tweets.The president went on to list points defending the role his administration has played in cleaning the country's air and reducing emissions, echoing similar talking points he made during his July White House speech on America's energy leadership. "1. Which country has the largest carbon emission reduction? AMERICA! 2. Who has dumped the most carbon into the air? CHINA! 3.

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in NYC to Fight “Biggest Crisis Humanity Has Ever Faced”. to renewable energy and energy efficiency. So, all of these issues must connect in Paris and make sure that, actually, now we even have more of a leverage to get a strong climate agreement in Paris.

NEW YORK - During tonight’s Democratic debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a site that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy, presidential candidates Activists are concerned that Clinton’s referral to natural gas as a “ bridge fuel” is inconsistent with how serious of a problem she considers climate change.

Greenpeace's pictures of the protest showed the activists dangling from the bridge with banners unfurled. The organization's activists have previously used this tactic in climate protests around the world, such as in 2015, when they dangled off a bridge in Portland, Oregon, to impede Shell's Arctic drilling plans and earlier this year in Sydney, Australia, when they scaled a bridge and demanded emergency climate change action.

"I grew up in the East Texas Oil Field, a place where the oil industry touches everything. I know how much power oil executives have over our democracy. That's why I'm taking action to shut down the Houston Ship Channel," Greenpeace USA activist Mike Herbert, who is one of the organizers involved in the protest, said in the press release.

Democratic debate: Candidates warned not to curse

Democratic debate: Candidates warned not to curse Ahead of the third Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston this week, candidates are being instructed to clean up their language. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); In an email to campaigns obtained Tuesday by CNN, officials from the Democratic National Committee and ABC News -- the host network of the debate -- warned the candidates to refrain from swearing on the debate stage so as not to run afoul of Federal Communications Commission indecency rules.

Renewable energy —wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and biomass—provides substantial Source: IPCC, 2011 Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation Using more renewable energy can lower the prices of and demand for natural gas and coal by

Climate change, remarkably, has become a top-tier issue in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Much of the credit for this surge in attention to climate change goes to activists from groups like the As for the remaining candidates’ plans, most agree that climate change demands a policy

"To the presidential candidates gathered in Houston today, we need you to know there is no middle ground to stand on. Will you champion a Green New Deal and ensure a just transition away from fossil fuels? Or will you side with the corrupt billionaires trying to wreck the planet for their profit? Millions of Americans are waiting on your answer," Herbert continued.

Climate change has emerged as a central topic in the 2020 presidential race, and the Democratic candidates held a 7-hour town hall on climate change earlier this month.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who dropped out of the primary contest last month, designed his campaign around an ambitious climate platform and served as a central force in elevating discussions of global warming in the race.

His emphasis on addressing global warming placed a spotlight on the issue, and Democratic contenders have released their own ambitious plans to address climate change. Some have consulted with Inslee since he ended his campaign.

Greenpeace activists suspend themselves from a Houston bridge hours before the debate

Greenpeace activists suspend themselves from a Houston bridge hours before the debate Several environmental activists rappelled off a major Houston-area bridge on Thursday and plan to be hanging from it for at least 24 hours to protest the fossil fuel industry. The audacious demonstration by Greenpeace USA began just hours before the top 10 Democratic presidential candidates were scheduled to meet for their third primary debate at Texas Southern University in Houston. "We challenge every candidate on stage tonight to promise to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable if they become president," the nonprofit group tweeted Thursday morning.

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The adoption of renewable energy , generated from natural resources like sunlight, wind, tides, plant growth and geothermal heat, is a key strategy in Here are some fast facts shared by van Benthem and other climate change experts about the global challenge to deal with greenhouse gas emissions

Speaking exclusively with climate reporter Emily Atkin ahead of Thursday's debate, Inslee said that climate change is President Donald "Trump's weakest point."

Eighty-four percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents say that climate change poses a major threat to the country, according to Pew Research figures released in August. The pervasive level of alarm indicates a vast increase in concern from just six years earlier, when 58 percent of such voters said that climate change represented a threat to the country's well-being.

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