Thinking about climate as you vote this year

Check these recent articles on climate change as you prepare to cast ballots in this year's elections.

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Vote. How many times have you seen this word on lists of things you can do about climate change? Now is the time to think about what it means for you. If you haven’t made up your mind how to vote, or if you want resources to share with others, here are some good ones.

First, the presidential race. Because of their dedicated focus, the Donald Trump and Joe Biden candidate profiles from Inside Climate News are a great place to start: this on Biden; this on Trump.

For a timely comparison, see this AP story about Biden’s and Trump’s comments on the California wildfires. And for official platforms on climate change, see this on Trump’s approaches and this on Biden’s. The piece about Trump’s is also about the uneven media coverage of the two candidates on this subject.

As an incumbent, Trump necessarily runs on his record. The Rhodium Group has this good short summary of his climate-linked actions; the New York Times has a more complete compilation.

On the dilemma facing young Republicans, who data show as caring more about climate change than their party’s candidates do, this is interesting.

Senate races can also be consequential for what the country does about climate change, and again Inside Climate News is a good resource, here for an overview and here for key races. See also this post by Jan Ellen Spiegel in Yale Climate Connections on climate change in the Senate elections.

If you’re curious about what Americans think about climate change and possible climate policies, see this executive summary of an April survey that identifies party affiliations and this more recent survey that does not.

Finally, should you want to play briefly at being a climate-savvy president, try this game from the Brookings Instituti