Washington Governor Jay Inslee is running for president and adding his name to a long list of candidates. But he is promising to run a different kind of campaign: it will all be about climate change.
Inslee fired his shot on Friday morning and posted a video on social media highlighting a long career as an advocate for taking action against climate change. (Seriously, her hair turns from brown to gray as clips on coping with warming increase.) "We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change," he proclaims. "And we are the last who can do something about it."
In January, a profile of the then likely presidential candidate described his policy set as "arguably the most progressive and greenest agenda in the country, with fields of solar panels, fleets of electric buses, and enormous job growth to show for it."
The case for Inslee's climate-focused candidacy is perhaps stronger than ever: Warming has entered the national zeitgeist thanks to a series of recent reports, a series of devastating natural disasters and the central Green Deal. in politics. However, he will need it, as he is not considered a great candidate to win the Democratic primary. A poll released this week had him last among potential contenders.
"It's clear [climate change] will only be defeated if America shows leadership," Inslee told Vox's David Roberts in a recent interview. "On my last day, I want to be able to say that I did everything I could."
- Paola Rosa-Aquino
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