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Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Climate Crisis Summit at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders had a message for new Democratic presidential rival, billionaire Mike Bloomberg, during the Climate Crisis Summit at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday: "You're not going to buy this election."

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Why it matters: A Bloomberg source told Axios, "Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump."

  • Fellow Democratic candidate and billionaire Tom Steyer has spent more than any other 2020 hopeful to self-fund his campaign — allowing him to meet the increasingly strict qualifications for presidential debates.
We don’t have a super PAC and I’m not worth $52 billion."
— Sanders' the Climate Crisis Summit


The big picture: Per Fox News, Sanders' campaign is using moderate Bloomberg's bid to enter to the race as a a fundraising point, saying in an email to supporters,"Did you see the news? Mike Bloomberg is filing paperwork to run for President of the United States. Just what America needs... another billionaire using his wealth to try to buy an election."

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Drought, record heat wave in West tied to climate change

People on Folsom Lake in Granite Bay, California, U.S., June 16, 2021. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The prolonged and widespread heat wave in the West, along with the region's increasingly severe drought, is a sign of how climate change has already tilted the odds in favor of such extremes, studies show.

Why it matters: The rapidly growing Southwest, in particular, is also the nation's fastest-warming region. The combination of heat and drought could lead to a repeat, or even eclipse, the severity of 2020's wildfire season in California and other states.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
2 hours ago - Energy & Environment

What to watch as infrastructure talks heat up

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

A mix of Beltway action and extreme weather events have brought the fault lines in infrastructure talks and their planetary stakes into sharper focus.

Catch up fast: Senate Democratic leaders pledged to seek big climate measures in a multitrillion-dollar, Democrats-only package that faces a very narrow political path.

Kendall Baker, author of Sports
3 hours ago - Sports

The sports stock market

Note: Michael Jordan's card is for baseball; Data: Alt; Table: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Shohei Ohtani's trading card value has risen 781% since the start of 2021, the highest year-to-date return of any athlete on Alt, a sports card exchange that aims to bring more liquidity to alternative assets.

Why it matters: The trading card market is the closest thing we have to a stock market for sports.