Democratic candidates fail to challenge opponents or convey scope of climate crisis in debate

Presidential hopefuls mostly reiterated campaign talking points and policy proposals during seven minutes on climate discussion The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night spent around seven minutes on a discussion around climate change, exceeding the total time spent on the crisis during all of the 2016 general election debates. Climate change is expected to feature more in the 2020 election than ever before, as experts offer unsparing warnings that the escalating crisis will extensive plan could save Miami, the coastal Florida city watching as oceans creep inward, increasing inland real estate costs and exacerbating flooding. Current science shows that even a significant global effort to stall rising temperatures would not prevent the huge carbon emissions must halveby 2030 to …