The DNC Needs a Climate-Centered Debate.

The greatest crisis facing the nation deserves its own platform.

Lauren Elizabeth

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In the history of mankind, it’s fair to say that we have faced no greater threat as a species than the threat of the looming climate crisis. Decades of inaction on a global scale has led to an unprecedented urgency to address the catastrophe that only grows stronger with time and in the United States, Democrats and left leaning voters are beginning to demand it.

According to CNN polling cited by The Hill:

“82 percent of registered voters who identified as Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents listed climate change as a “very important” top priority they’d like to see get the focus of a presidential candidate.”

So given the severity of what’s at stake when it comes to our climate, combined with the overwhelming number of left-leaning voters who see it as a critical issue, would it be unreasonable to ask for a democratic debate focused on the topic?

Apparently, the Democratic National Committee thinks so.

Interestingly enough, it isn’t the democratic base that began the demand for such a debate either. Washington State Governor and democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee has centered his entire campaign about the issue of climate…

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx