The Democratic party platform embraces combat against “global climate change” through more regulations, “environmental justice,” and more “green” projects along the lines of the bankrupt solar panel energy company Solyndra.
“We know that global climate change is one of the biggest threats of this generation – an economic, environmental, and national security catastrophe in the making,” the platform reads. “We affirm the science of climate change, commit to significantly reducing the pollution that causes climate change, and know we have to meet this challenge by driving smart policies that lead to greater growth in clean energy generation and result in a range of economic and social benefits.”
According to the platform, climate change also disproportionately impacts the poor and thus more commitments to “environmental justice” are needed.
“Democrats will continue pursuing efforts to combat climate change at home as well, because reducing our emissions domestically – through regulation and market solutions – is necessary to continue being an international leader on this issue,” it states. “We understand that global climate change may disproportionately affect the poor, and we are committed to environmental justice.”
The Republican platform opposes regulations such as cap and trade.