Climate vs. jobs: How Democrats talk about policy proposals may make the difference

Democrats appear set to jettison the cornerstone of President Biden’s climate agenda, but conservatives may have some answers about how to revive it.

10/25/2021 11:33:00 AM

Democrats appear set to jettison the cornerstone of President Biden’s climate agenda, but conservatives may have some answers about how to revive it.

Democrats appear set to jettison the cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s climate agenda, but conservatives may have some answers about how to revive it.

over its rhetorical approach, which for years has assumed that any real action needs to start with first convincing people of the science of catastrophic climate change and the urgent need to address it before getting into specific solutions.But many wonder whether that approach is backward. Some activists have begun to argue that a wider proportion of Americans are amenable to policies that combat climate change if you talk less about"climate change" — because the issue has become so polarized — and more about the specific impact on jobs, the economy and the environment.

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A kayaker paddles down Interstate 676 in Philadelphia after flooding from Hurricane Ida on Sept. 2.Branden Eastwood / AFP via Getty ImagesBacker pointed to Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a villain second only to former President Donald Trump in the minds of many liberals, who advanced landmark

legislationthis year to help the flood-prone state prepare for rising sea levels.DeSantis almost never mentions climate change, but he talks often about"sea level rise" and"intensified storms" and says"resiliency" is"a top priority for my administration."

"It's all pushing towards a pro-climate future, but he's not using the right words, and so people go after him," Backer said."And people who do use the right words don't do anything, and they get applauded."Rep. John Curtis, a Republican who represents a deeply conservative part of rural Utah, is the leader of the new

, which has 72 members. Instead of climate change, he talks about air quality, forest fires and the impact of decreasing snowpack from warmer winters on ski resorts in his district. Read more: MSNBC »

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How many Schools teachers sell kids to traffickers? These powerful people sacrificing our future make me puke. Biden is the worst Trump is the best president you have ever had we love him in UK 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 best leader the world has seen since Sir Winston Churchill he is. hmm It's not really a versus argument. A smart climate New Deal would create jobs.

Tax on Billionaires’ Unrealized Gains Will Likely Be in Budget Package, Democrats SayA new annual tax on billionaires’ unrealized capital gains is likely to be included to help pay for the vast social policy and climate package being finalized this weekend, senior Democrats said The Accountant Relief Act of 2021? This aught to be a nightmare to decipher. Well done Congress. If gains haven’t been realized that means the money doesn’t exist in reality. Just someone’s subjective opinion of asset value. So now the govt feels entitled to subjective value? So the govt can decide my house is worth a Billion and then I owe? Cool story profgalloway Soooo… do they get to write off unrealized losses?

Biden meets with Schumer and Manchin in Delaware for more talks on social spending packagePresident Biden is meeting with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin in Delaware on Sunday as Democrats look to broker an agreement on the president's social spending plan, a person familiar with the gathering confirmed.

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UK says substantial differences remain with EU over N.Ireland tradeThe United Kingdom said on Saturday that talks with the European Union over post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland had been constructive, but substantial differences remained. Just throw those fammine papers away

Biden hosts Schumer, Manchin in Delaware as Congress inches towards a spending dealPresident Biden to host Sens. Schumer and Manchin in Delaware as Democrats work to secure a deal on legislation that would enact the administration's social safety net agenda, 3 officials say. If Manchin and Sinema actually did what is right they would go from zeros to heros. There are over 300,000,000 Americans but this guy gets to say what benefits we can and cannot have from our tax payments and how quickly we can reduce the carbon emissions that are flooding the gulf coast and burning California. Is that the right way to govern?

Opinion | Even Colin Powell Ignored the Powell Doctrine. Now, America Is Starting to Listen.OPINION: Powell fell victim to the expansionist policy that his instincts told him was wrong. But his prudent vision is making a comeback. He was remarkable but at the end of his career he became a politician, life long republican that had a lot to do with the Iraq war which we chose to forget VP Cheney admitted to GOP Fed Chair Greenspan that he and Netanyahu LIED about Weapons of Mass Destruction. They ordered CIA/Mossad to spread the lie. Gen Powell didn't think an American would lie to start a war. UK Parliament: 1,200,000 Iraqis killed, including 100,000's of kids Colin Powell's adoption of the lies of weapons of mass destruction makes him responsible for the deaths of more than a million people, including women and children, for the destruction of an entire country, the spread of terrorism, and the expansion of Iran's influence.