Voters Deserve to Know Where Candidates Stand on Climate Change and They Need the Help of Journalists to Do It

From a story on coveringclimatenow.org headlined “Reporting the US Midterms as a Climate Story”:

Climate survival is on the ballot in November’s US midterm elections, even if most Americans don’t know it yet. During the 61 days remaining before Election Day, journalists can help voters understand that the choices they make will profoundly influence whether today’s young people inherit a livable planet or not.

According to opinion polls, Americans say they will be voting primarily on three issues: the cost of living, abortion rights, and the future of democracy. Each of these issues will be powerfully affected by which candidates the voters choose and thus which party — Republicans or Democrats — controls one or both houses of Congress.