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Wed Aug 12, 2015, 09:59 AM

'How does your candidate of choice stand under the umbrella protecting us from such things

global warming and climate change? I am trying to decipher this as well, and ClimateProgress has offered a great help, after noting that “Hillary Clinton released a fact sheet detailing her plan to fight climate change,” which “her presidential campaign characterized… as ‘bold.'”

Well, many appreciate Hillary’s voice on the subject. However, Emily Atkin for ClimateProgress shows it doesn’t break down as well as those of her political rivals in the Democratic primary. The practical goals Clinton outlined in the plan, such as a 700% increase in solar installations by the end of her first term, sound nice. Enough renewable energy to power every home in the country within 10 years looks beautiful. But it’s not the full story.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has far more comprehensive and complete climate goals. His campaign sent an email to reporters titled, “What Real Climate Leadership Looks Like,” just before Clinton’s plan was released.

We do want to know what solid climate leadership is, and we want it implemented. Beyond solar energy, we must not overlook Arctic drilling, fracking, the Keystone XL pipeline, and various other topics. O’Malley’s climate plan does not. It details committed stances on those topics. Atkin points out, “The plan Clinton released on Sunday does not.”'

http://cleantechnica.com/2015/08/12/hillary-clinton-vs-bernie-sanders-vs-martin-omalley-climate-plans-chart/

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 02:13 PM

1. Climate reporters seem to be the first group that sets O'M above the other frontrunners.

Hope that trend increases to other issues.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 03:33 PM

2. Yes; it SHOULD increase as to other issues.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 08:41 PM

3. It should. But people who care about climate change tend to be very fact-oriented.

Unfortunately many other issues tend to elicit more emotional responses, making them vulnerable to marketing manipulation.

O'Malley is very intelligent and thoughtful. That helps him be very competent. But I hope he gets some good marketing people on his team. Unfortunately our political climate requires it.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 08:43 PM

4. You're right about that, of course,

'marketing' critical here.

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