Scientists have given us a timeline — the world has roughly a decade to take meaningful steps to slow climate change. Will Americans elect officials to federal, state, and local governments to ensure the nation does its part? It’s 2020, the planet is on the ballot, and Grist is detailing the stakes.
In This Series
A record 6 Native Americans were elected to Congress. Here’s where they stand on climate.
From dying coastal ecosystems to drought and crop losses, the six House districts represented by Native Americans are staring down climate change.
Here’s what it will take for Biden and Harris to deliver on environmental justice
Environmental justice advocates are cautiously optimistic about the new administration's plans to protect vulnerable communities from the disproportionate effects of pollution.
Biden won the election. Now can he save the planet?
What the U.S. does next will affect Earth for millennia.
Will a Republican-controlled Senate kill hopes for a Green New Deal?
Democrats may have to say goodbye to Biden's $2 trillion climate plan.
The US has left the Paris climate agreement. Mail-in ballots could get us back in.
The outcome of the 2020 election is unclear, but one thing is certain: The U.S. has officially withdrawn from the Paris Agreement.
Moby Dick is a perfect parable for what’s at stake in the 2020 election
Can the United States uphold its democratic values?
In swing states, Biden voters have climate anxiety. Trump voters don’t.
11th-hour polling found that concerns about extreme heat and flooding are deeply polarized.
Joe Biden makes a final pitch to Americans in 2 new climate ads
It’s officially the 11th hour -- the candidates’ final opportunity to relay their thesis statements to voters.
Can you pass climate legislation in post-election America?
Imagine the election is already over. Now it's up to you to save the planet.