Week in Review: November 8, 2019

Nov 8, 2019

This week, President Trump formally began the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. This is irresponsible at best and dangerous at worst.

Immediately, several candidates took to Twitter to reiterate that they would restore America’s global leadership in the fight against climate change:

Also this week, five of the candidates — Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren — participated in the Weather Channel’s primetime special on climate change. The one-hour program, which also included three of the Republican presidential candidates challenging President Trump, set the stage by first reviewing the scientific consensus on climate change and the urgent need for action. The program then moved through several important elements of the climate crisis, including environmental justice, infrastructure, and solutions. The Weather Channel also asked the candidates what about the climate crisis keeps them up at night.

For additional climate highlights from the week, including Cory Booker’s interview with IPR, Pete Buttigieg’s interview with CityLab, Amy Klobuchar’s appearance on Colbert, Bernie Sanders’ new immigration plan, Tom Steyer’s Nevada op-ed, and Elizabeth Warren’s beef with Twitter, visit

And check back for highlights from tonight’s Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice!