Posted by on April 24, 2019 5:21 am
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Last week, Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee called on the Democratic National Committee to hold a climate change-specific debate, calling the topic (and his campaign platform) “the defining challenge of our time.”

“Each 2020 nominee needs to have a concrete plan to address climate change—and we deserve to hear those plans,” he wrote in an email to supporters.

Though he may be the only candidate to make climate change a centerpiece, that sort of rhetoric is far from uncommon in the crowded Democratic field. Bernie Sanders has called it “the single greatest threat facing our planet.” Elizabeth Warren says it is “an existential threat.” Kamala Harris trolled the president by dubbing it “a real national emergency.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.