- A Poll Developed by the Pew Research Center shows that 74% of Democrats feel as though the environment should be their top priority.
- Joe Biden’s climate change plan involves the United States eliminating all of its net emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide by the year 2050.
- His plans coincide similarly with the highly controversial Green New Deal.
WASHINGTON – As part of his 2020 presidential campaign run, Democratic front-runner Joe Biden unveiled his plan Tuesday to combat climate change.
His plan involves putting $1.7 trillion into clean energy research and infrastructure overhauls. This funding would primarily come from rolling back the corporate tax cuts that were instated during Trump’s presidency.
The current plan set by Joe Biden would also aim to eliminate all of the United State’s emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide by 2050.
“On day one, Biden will sign a series of new executive orders with an unprecedented reach that go well beyond the Obama-Biden Administration platform and put us back on the right track,” his campaign wrote. “He will not only recommit the United States to the Paris Agreement on climate change – he will go much further.”
Biden’s stance on climate change will have to be strong given Democratic voters’ current stance on the issue.
In a poll conducted by Pew Research Center in January of 2019, 67% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said that global climate change should be a top priority.
Biden isn’t the first presidential nominee to unveil climate change policies this year.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has a plan that calls for zero carbon pollution for all commercial and residential buildings by 2030. Beto O’Rourke is also calling for $5 trillion in climate change investments alone.
While Biden’s hardline approach to environmental concerns seems to be tailored to Democratic voters, Republicans and other opponents of the plan have been quick to mention its similarities to the controversial Green New Deal.
“If they want to win the nomination, all of the Democrats will ultimately have no choice but to embrace the Green New Deal, which is just a wish list of unrealistic, socialist policy ideals,” said Erin Perrine, spokeswoman for President Trump’s re-election campaign.
The exact details of Biden’s proposed legislation are not yet complete, but the goals are clearly ambitious.
“He will fully integrate climate change into our foreign policy and national security strategies, as well as our approach to trade,” his campaign wrote.
As of right now, online sportsbooks have Joe Biden at (+200) betting odds to win the Democratic nomination for the upcoming 2020 presidential election. Bernie Sanders sits right behind him at (+400) betting odds.
ElectionOdds.com knows both candidates have taken a hard stance when it comes to climate change. But given how much Democrats value the issue, the exact plans they offer may sway voters one way or another. As details of their proposed legislation come into form look for betting lines to possibly move.