Will Voters Cast Climate Change Votes?
Are candidates ready to face climate change? Voters are; A recent forum suggests that climate change will be a factor in the next election
Daniel Cohan, January 29, 2018 (Houston Chronicle)
“…[Unimaginably, seven Democrats are vying to challenge nine-term Congressman John Culberson for the seat long held by Republicans in the Seventh Congressional District of Texas and the Cook Political Report rates the race] a "toss-up."…[A climate forum held by the Houston chapter of 350.org,] Pantsuit Republic Houston — Climate and Environmental Racism Committee, Indivisible To Flip TX7, and Texans for Climate Change Action…[discussed the fact that] recent surveys debunk the misperceptions of voter apathy on climate. A survey by Harvard and Politico showed that Democrats rank climate change neck-and-neck with healthcare and Trump-Russia allegations as the top issues motivating their vote in 2018. Another survey showed that even most Republicans wanted President Trump to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement…
On a national level, the Trump administration has pushed for "red team, blue team" debates of whether to accept climate science…The discussion revealed a lot of common ground, but also distinctions…But the true value of the event might come less from what the voters learned about the candidates than from what the candidates learned from the voters. Simply put: We care…When voters care, candidates respond…Whoever is elected to Congress this November, they'll know there's a motivated contingent of voters eager to see a more vigorous federal response to climate…” click here for more