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 …

Golden escalator ride: the surreal day Trump kicked off his bid for president

On 16 June 2015, the then mogul announced his White House run. Four years on, reporters who covered that Trump Tower speech recall the lies and bombast that now define his presidency Given everything that has happened in the past four years, its not a huge surprise to learn that the first words of Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign were a lie. Four years ago, on 16 June 2015, after Trump had slowly descended a golden escalator to the basement of his eponymous New York tower, he clambered on to a makeshift stage and began his announcement speech. Wow. Woah. That is some group of people. Thousands! covered the campaign launch for Reuters news agency. That kind of frenetic energy …