Climate change policy

Pressure grows for a Democratic climate debate

This image is a two way split screen of Elizabeth Warren and Jay Inslee.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Photos: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto and Scott Olson via Getty Images

We know 2020 Democrats are debating how to tackle climate change — but now there's growing pressure to have them do it on the actual debate stage.

Driving the news: 3 Democratic senators on Thursday wrote to NBC, host of the first primary debate in late June, urging them to devote a "significant" amount of time to climate.

Coal trumped climate action in Australia's election

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Australian voters turned against center-left opponents pushing aggressive strategies to combat climate change when they re-elected Australia's conservative government in the country's national elections on Saturday, WSJ reports.

Our thought bubble: The elections indicate that Australia will continue to closely resemble the Trump administration's positioning on climate change.