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02:25  04 september  2019
02:25  04 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

CNN to host live 7-hour climate change town hall with 2020 Democrats

CNN to host live 7-hour climate change town hall with 2020 Democrats CNN will host a live seven-hour "climate crisis town hall" next week with 10 Democratic primary candidates. Each candidate is allotted 40 minutes to address questions from CNN moderators and audience members at the town hall in New York, CNN announced Tuesday. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will kick off the town hall at 5 p.m. The event will conclude with Sen. Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) appearance at 11:20 p.m.Other

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Nine Democratic candidates for president have qualified to participate in next month's Climate Crisis Town Hall , which will air exclusively on CNN platforms. Eight have said they will participate.

Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight
Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight
Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

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.

Joe Biden released a climate plan on Tuesday, his third policy rollout in a week, as he moves to quell criticism from The climate rollout was timed to coincide with his second visit to New Hampshire on Tuesday, where he visited a solar energy supplier in Plymouth and was set to hold a pair of town halls .

The plan , released a day ahead of a CNN town hall on climate , touches on a number of priorities laid out in the Green New Deal and combines a number of ideas proposed by other candidates. “People do not live their lives in silos and so our plan is intersectional,” Castro said in the proposal titled People

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. A second set of climate-focused town halls will be televised by MSNBC later in the month. Liberals had demanded that the Democratic Party focus at least one debate on climate change, but a climate debate resolution was defeated at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting last month.

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Climate change could be a winning long-term political issue for the Democrats —but in 2020, it could also The party’s presidential candidates are releasing remarkably aggressive plans to wean America off fossil It now has more than 200 active chapters that have held town halls all over the country

South Carolina Democratic town hall in 90 seconds. Hillary Clinton: I'll release transcripts if others do. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is a CNN Democratic town hall event, a chance for voters to try to debate UNIDENTIFIED MALE: New Hampshire is choosing. The Democrats are in the spotlight .

The issue is so urgent among Democratic voters that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made action to limit the worst extremes of climate change the core of his presidential bid. But Inslee dropped out of the presidential race in August after failing to earn a spot in the September primary debate. Warren says Inslee's ideas "should remain at the center of the agenda."

Warren's clean-energy proposal builds on Inslee's 10-year clean-energy plan in seeking to implement 100% clean-energy standards in three key sectors of the American economy. Warren says she will increase her planned spending on research and investment to cut carbon emissions to $3 trillion. She embraces tough deadlines for sharply cutting or eliminating the use of fossil fuels by the U.S. electrical grid, highways and air transit systems, and by cities and towns. That includes making sure that new cars, buses and many trucks run on clean energy — instead of gasoline or diesel — by 2030 and that all the country's electricity comes from solar, wind and other renewable, carbon-free sources by 2035.

Biden defends ties to former fossil fuel executive at climate forum

Biden defends ties to former fossil fuel executive at climate forum Joe Biden had to play defense during CNN's climate town hall Wednesday, starting his portion of the night answering a question about news he would attend a fundraiser hosted by a former fossil fuel executive the following day.An audience member asked Biden about the scheduled fundraiser with Andrew Goldman, a co-founder of Houston-based natural gas producer Western LNG. The meeting was first reported Wednesday by CNBC. Biden has signed the No Fossil Fuel Pledge, an agreement that his campaign would not accept donations from the fossil fuel industry or its executives.

The Democratic town hall in 90 seconds. At a CNN town hall in Derry, New Hampshire, ahead of next Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary, Sanders slammed Clinton, arguing that she's out of step with the party's base on issues ranging from campaign finance to climate change, trade and the Iraq War.

South Carolina Democratic town hall in 90 seconds. He opened the town hall by reiterating his call for Clinton to release transcripts of paid speeches that she "We have spent a lot of time talking with voters in the last week about the barriers they felt did impede their getting ahead ," said Clinton, who

Booker's $3 trillion plan includes nearly a dozen executive actions to reverse Trump administration moves. He says that by no later than 2045, he wants to get the U.S. economy to carbon neutral — a point at which carbon emissions are supposedly canceled out by carbon-cutting measures, such as planting new forests to suck up carbon from the atmosphere. Booker also urges massive restoration of forests and coastal wetlands as carbon sponges and as buffers against rising seas. He sets a 2030 deadline for getting natural gas and coal out of the electrical grid. He would get there partly by scrapping all subsidies for fossil fuels, banning new oil and gas leases, phasing out fracking and introducing a carbon fee.

If elected, Booker says, he will propose legislation creating a "United States Environmental Justice Fund," which — among its areas of focus — will replace all home, school and day care drinking water lines by the end of his second term.

Castro's $10 trillion plan aims to have all electricity in the United States be clean and renewable by 2035. He wants to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045 and at least a 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. And, like Booker, he focuses on environmental racism, in which people of color are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. Castro says that within the first 100 days of his presidency he would propose new legislation to address the impact of environmental discrimination.

Buttigieg says fighting climate could be 'more challenging than' winning World War II

Buttigieg says fighting climate could be 'more challenging than' winning World War II South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said it will take a massive effort to stop the negative effects of climate change, so much so that it will take more of a nationwide effort than what was put out during World War II. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.Buttigieg said while cities are leading the effort to become greener, the entire country must take steps to turn things around. "The fundamental question is how are we actually going to get it done? Because we've been having the same conversation for years," the Democratic presidential candidate said Wednesday on CNN's climate town hall.

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Clinton and Sanders both criticized Trump after a string of violent incidents at his rallies and discussed their strategies for defeating him in a wide-ranging town hall Sunday night.

Among Democrats seeking the presidency, there is little disagreement that climate change is a building disaster. Candidates' primary differences are over how aggressively the U.S. should move now to cut fossil fuel emissions to stave off the worst of the coming climate extremes.

The relatively minor differences among Democrats on climate change come in sharp contrast to President Donald Trump, who has dismissed and mocked the science of climate change and has reversed course on U.S. climate policy. Trump made pulling the country out of the Paris climate accord one of his administration's first priorities, and his wholehearted support of the petroleum and coal industries has been one of the enduring themes of his presidency.

"What you will find in every climate plan that has been put forward by Democrats is a recognition that climate change is real, a major threat, and we must act," Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania State University climatologist and geophysicist, said Tuesday. "But contrast that with the other side. A president, in Donald Trump, who denies that climate change even exists."

Nationally, 72% of Democratic midterm voters said they were very concerned about the effects of climate change, and 20% were somewhat concerned. That's according to AP VoteCast, a survey of more than 115,000 midterm voters nationwide.

But there were clear ideological differences in the degree of concern. Eight in 10 Democrats who called themselves liberal said they were very concerned about the effects of climate change. By contrast, about 6 in 10 conservative and moderate Democrats said they were very concerned; about 3 in 10 conservative and moderate Democrats said they were somewhat concerned.

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2020 Democrats Are Blitzing Jay Inslee’s Phone, Asking for Climate Policy Advice.
When Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) bowed out of the 2020 presidential primary last week his phone was quickly ringing. In the span of a few days, the Washington Democrat, who had obsessively championed climate change whilein the race, spoke with four remaining presidential contenders: former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Vice President Joe Biden. Others still in the primary left texts or voicemails but had yet to connect. According to Inslee’s spokesperson, Jamal Raad, O’Rourke and Sanders connected with the governor the night he withdrew from the field.

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