Climate Change, Florida, Texas, & The 2020 Election — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 03:47:50 +0000

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about a number of hot topics, including shifting public opinion on climate change and the role of climate action plans in the next presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summary of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion

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Republicans & Russia Face The Same Problem — And Are Thus Getting Desperate

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2019 22:30:38 +0000

The Republican Party has won the popular vote in a presidential election only one time since 1988. That’s more than 30 years (or 7 elections) with just one popular vote win, which went to George W. Bush, possibly due to an Osama bin Laden video tape that came out 4 days before the election. In 2000, Bush won the electoral college (well, maybe*) despite the fact that Gore got more than half a million more votes. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, but lost the electoral college vote (by fewer than 60,000 votes in key states)

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Donald Trump Is Robbing His Own Rural Supporters, The American People, You

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:00:52 +0000

Manufacturing jobs have been lost in key states that swung right to elect Trump. Coal is still a dead industry walking (because it’s not competitive). Funding for military families has been taken from them and redirected to funding for what will be a useless portion of an ineffective, incomplete wall — a wall Mexico is very clearly not paying for. The middle class hasn’t benefited from any Trump-generated manufacturing revival or economic boom. Instead of protecting US national security and improving our global economic position with international partnerships, Trump is trading friendly US policies for personal political help from foreign countries

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#EC2019 Part 4: BC Is A Global Climate Leader, But Needs Canada & US To Keep Up

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 19:30:41 +0000

CleanBC logoBC’s climate action plans are excellent, but the province can’t go it alone. At 5 million people and $240 billion CAD in GDP, it’s too small

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The New Right-Wing Ploy Coming Soon: Fake Climate Solutions

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 02:57:58 +0000

At the moment, many right-wing ideologues are sticking to abject climate change denial, crazy ideas like — it is not happening, it is good for us, it is not caused by humans, it is a left-wing conspiracy, it’s designed to steal your money, and so on. Notice how many are contradictory — not happening and good for us are mutually exclusive. The idea is to throw out as many rationalizations as possible to provide a “plausible” excuse for each of their supporters via varying reality-denying views

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Republicans Must Accept Climate Change Or Lose The Presidency

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 02:00:53 +0000

If Republicans don’t change their tune on climate change, they stand a good chance of losing Florida and the Presidency in

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