In any given week, climate crisis–fueled storms, floods, wildfires, or droughts are wreaking havoc around the world. But unlike in 2016, when it didn’t merit a single question in presidential debates, climate change is a central issue going into 2020. A solid majority of voters now express support for the transformative Green New Deal framework, and 2020 contenders are competing in televised town halls to compare climate platforms.

On the Democratic side, presidential contenders are promising to throw serious resources at the threat — from $2 trillion to $16.3 trillion over the next decade — and getting pointed about how to pay for it, following the lead of climate activists who have long targeted the fossil fuel industry and Wall Street as profiteers who must pay for solutions to their pollution.

Read the full article at Buzzfeed.

Ashik Siddique is a researcher for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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