politics

SUNY Plattsburgh
In this episode of our special late-night show, we were joined by the Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins! 

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Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
Bhutan, a small nation located in the Himalayan mountains, offset its carbon emissions more than what it produces (AKA carbon negativity) because of four key policy decisions.

Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, speaks with Planet Forward founder at the GW School of Media and Public Affairs on Nov. 21, 2019. (PlanetForward.org)

Executive Director, Planet Forward
As communicators, how can we persuade voters on the urgency of climate change — especially as we head into a major election year? What would another four years of a Trump presidency mean for the environment?
George Washington University
With people like Jana Fonda, Greta Thunberg, and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez supporting climate legislation, Capitol Hill has been hectic. As an intern for a climate crisis committee, this unique experience has shaped my view on bipartisanship.
Northwestern University
A solar tariff protest, held outside the U.S. International Trade Commission, was organized by Solar Energy Industries Association. Opponents say the tariffs have hurt the U.S. solar industry, the economy, and efforts to combat climate change.
Assistant Editor, Planet Forward
Hosted by Planet Forward and the School of Media & Public Affairs, Frank Sesno led the conversation with the president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and moderated a battery of audience questions.
SUNY College at Brockport
With the clock ticking on preserving the planet, leaders at the local level are taking the threat seriously and tackling energy issues to create a positive change that will benefit future generations. 
Cal State LA
A longtime opponent of environmental advocacy, the personal politics of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro have made him an international liability. 

A protester with the youth-led Sunrise Movement called for Democrats to support the formation of a Select Committee to advance a Green New Deal to address climate change at a demonstration in December 2018. (Peg Hunter/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Even though every major Democratic candidate has told their base that climate change is a serious threat, they each have their unique take on how to deal with the issue. 

A homeless encampment in Seattle from 2018. (David Lee/Flickr)

Seattle, WA
When I leave my apartment in the Chinatown neighborhood of Seattle I see lush green trees, the VA medical building sitting atop a hill, Mt. Rainer off in the distance, and a man with all of his possessions in a rundown van. 

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