How Climate Change is on the Ballot on Election Day
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FEATURING ANTONIA JUHASZ – After years of trying to center the issue of climate change during elections, the 2020 Presidential race is finally the one where global warming went from the margins to center-stage. Climate scientists are warning that the November 3rd race is a make-or-break moment not just for the United States but the whole world.
President Donald Trump has made dismantling climate regulations one of his top priorities and has routinely denigrated renewable energy sources. He has encouraged skepticism on the science, reduced the idea of climate justice to clean air and water, and in the latest instance, installed a Supreme Court justice who thinks climate science is “controversial.”
Antonia Juhasz, leading energy analyst, author, and investigative journalist. She is an award-winning writer who has contributed to Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, CNN.com, The Nation, Ms., The Advocate, and more. She is the author of several books including The Tyranny of Oil: the World’s Most Powerful Industry–And What We Must Do To Stop It and Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill. She recently organized a letter by science and climate journalists published in Rolling Stone warning against the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.