A podcast on energy and environmental issues in America and around the world. Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and Canary Media. Political Climate goes beyond echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives on the policy landscape. Join hosts Julia Pyper, Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton as we explore how energy and climate decisions get made and the political interests powering them.
There are a lot of questions swirling around the 2018 midterm election — including how energy and climate issues will play into this broader political moment.
Can pro-climate Republicans hold on to their seats in Congress? Will Democratic candidates with cleantech industry experience win over voters? Could the outcome of Nevada’s Senate race affect how the nation deals with nuclear waste?
Then there’s California and Texas, the nation’s leading clean energy states, where the results of this year’s election could determine which political party controls Congress in 2019.
In this election preview show we discuss several key races where energy and climate issues are expected to be major factors. To up the ante, Political Climate co-hosts Shane Skelton and Brandon Hurlbut make a friendly election wager.
As always, we end with our segment "If you can't say something nice," where our Republican and Democratic representatives have to say something they recently found redeeming about the opposing party.
- Popular Mechanics: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine: "I Believe Fully In Climate Change"
- Think Progress: Progressive candidates are embracing clean energy as a campaign issue
- Time: Can Beto O'Rourke Turn Texas Blue?
- Florida Politics: Committee touts Carlos Curbelo’s climate change record in new ad
- PV Magazine: Republicans request utility-scale solar panel tariff exemption
- Mother Jones: California’s “Jungle Primary” Could Turn Democrats’ Enthusiasm Into a Fiasco
- SF Chronicle: California and climate change: Jerry Brown’s would-be successors make plans
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