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In Georgia, Hit by Hurricanes and Drought, Climate Change Is on Ballot

“Though GOP Sens. Perdue and Loeffler have avoided the subject in campaigning for the Jan. 5 runoff elections, climate impacts are undeniable.”

“Neither the Rev. Raphael Warnock nor Jon Ossoff has endorsed the Green New Deal.

But as Georgia has become the political battleground that delivered a surprising but narrow win for President-elect Joe Biden, the Democratic candidates for the state’s two Senate seats are not hiding from the subject of climate change, either.

Ossoff and Warnock, both of whom need to win Jan. 5 runoff elections for the Democrats to control the Senate, both have platforms to address climate change centered around jobs, clean energy and coastal resilience in a state buffeted by intensifying hurricanes, sea level rise, surging heat and increased precipitation.”

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News December 9, 2020.