Climate Issues: Where 2020 Democrats stand on the Green New Deal and more

Issue Tracker: Tulsi Gabbard, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren
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Climate change — or, more precisely, fighting climate change — has quickly become one of the top priorities among Democratic voters. Increasingly dire warnings about the devastating effects of climate change, as well as the sweeping Green New Deal proposed this year in Congress, have helped the topic gain traction among voters and politicians alike.

Democratic presidential candidates broadly agree that the country must do something to combat climate change, but they don't entirely agree on what that should be. Here, we asked candidates questions about both what they plan to do and the magnitude of their climate proposals.

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Graphics designed and produced by NPR's Alyson Hurt and Thomas Wilburn. Lexie Schapitl is an editorial assistant on the Washington Desk.

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Correction (2019-12-19 23:00:00 -0600): A previous version of this story incorrectly said Bernie Sanders wants the federal government to spend $16.3 trillion over 15 years to fight climate change. Sanders wants that amount spent over 10 years.

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