VIDEO: Meet The Moment For Climate Action

Washington, D.C. – Climate Power 2020 released a new digital spot highlighting the policy differences between Joe Biden and Donald Trump on the realities of climate change and the importance of prioritizing bold climate action in the 2020 election.

Climate Power 2020’s video contrasts Biden’s comments that “climate change is a challenge that’s going to define our American future” with Trump’s unfounded claims that “global warming is a hoax” and that “scientists have a political agenda.” The spot was released just hours before Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination.

“Joe Biden recognizes that the nation is at a turning point to address the climate emergency we face. Donald Trump calls the climate crisis a ‘hoax’,” said Climate Power 2020 Executive Director Lori Lodes. “This is a defining moment for how our nation addresses the climate crisis and Biden’s bold plan to build an equitable, clean energy economy sets up a stark contrast for voters between Trump and Pences’ years of climate denial, rejection of science, and advancement of an anti-environment agenda.”

A Climate Power 2020 poll found that Trump’s record of ignoring experts and denying reality on climate and coronavirus reinforces negative feelings about Trump and moves swing voters away from him. And a separate July Climate Power 2020 poll found that these swing voters, especially young and Latino voters, overwhelmingly support bold government action to combat climate change.

Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have committed to bold climate action, while President Trump and Pence’s administration has successfully rolled back nearly 100 critical environmental protections and is fueled by former oil, gas, and coal lobbyists. The science and polling data are both clear that our government must meet the moment and take bold climate action.