Climate change requires solutions at scale. So we must elect officials at the local, state, and national levels who will lead on climate, by supporting renewable energy and curbing carbon emissions. The sad truth is that it’s relatively easy in most cases—just vote Democratic. If that aligns with your personal political beliefs, the decision is easy. If not, it’s much more challenging.
Fortunately, the Democrat-Republican split on climate is changing. Republicans like Representative Francis Rooney from Florida recognize the reality of climate change and vote accordingly. At the same time, some Democrats are not leading on climate as much you might think. So, it has never been more important to do your research in order to make an informed decision when you head to the polls.
Here are a few resources to help you ahead of the coming elections this fall: