Candidates warn of ‘irreparable damage’ in marathon town hall but can’t agree on how aggressively to tackle problem
Democrats vying for president revealed a fundamental split over how aggressively the US should tackle climate change in a seven-hour town hall meeting on Wednesday.
Bernie Sanders painted an apocalyptic future wreaked by the climate crisis and pledged to wage war on the fossil fuel industry. A high-energy Elizabeth Warren urged optimism for building a better America and the former vice-president Joe Biden, who has a pitched a more moderate proposal, said he would push other nations to recommit to stronger action.
This article was amended on 5 September 2019 to reflect the correct percentage of millennial and Generation Z Republicans who support the Green New Deal in a Newsy-Ipsos poll