Climate Change Goals, Proposition C, Election 2018 Coverage

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Election 2018 Coverage
With the midterm elections around the corner, campaigns are moving into high gear for the final stretch. An unprecedented number of women are running for office nationwide, and the trend is holding true for California, where polls suggest that Democrats may pick up some congressional seats. Meanwhile, Republicans are looking to galvanize voters by raising anti-tax sentiment and campaigning for Proposition 6, which would repeal the gasoline tax hike and increased vehicle license fees adopted last year.


  • Carla Marinucci, Politico senior writer
  • Katie Orr, KQED politics and government reporter
  • Tim Miller, Republican political consultant

Climate Change Goals
This week, a new United Nations report sounded the alarm over worldwide climate again, warning that the most severe effects of climate change -- increased flooding, drought, wildfires and heat waves -- could start being felt as early as 2040. To avoid these crises, global carbon emissions would need to be slashed by 45 percent by 2030, according to the report. We talk with UC Berkeley professor of energy Daniel Kammen about what can be done to reach that goal.

Proposition C: Taxing Businesses to Fund Homeless Services
Big tech companies have done well financially. So is it time for them to spend some of their profits locally to address homelessness? The proponents of Proposition C think so. The San Francisco ballot measure would tax big businesses to fund homeless services and build housing. This week, Proposition C got about $2 million from Salesforce and its CEO Marc Benioff.


  • Guy Marzorati, KQED politics and government reporter
  • Molly Turner, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business lecturer