Democratic Hopefuls Release Sweeping Climate Plans

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A sign at a rally to call for a presidential campaign climate debate in front of the Democratic National Committee headquarters, on June 12, 2019 in Washington, DC.  (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Ten Democratic presidential candidates take the stage Wednesday evening to present their climate platforms during a seven-hour CNN town hall. Most of the candidates are calling for trillions of dollars in transportation and infrastructure investment and a carbon-neutral or carbon-free economy within 20 to 30 years. We'll compare the candidates' proposals and discuss whether the issue of climate change is likely to play a major role in the presidential race.


Lisa Friedman, climate desk reporter, New York Times

Emily Holden, environment reporter, The Guardian US