When did climate change become a women's issue? When women made it clear they care deeply about it. Women in battleground states understand (by a margin of 72 percent to 19 percent) that we have a moral obligation to future generations to make the air safer to breathe and the climate more stable.
We are standing on the cusp of making unprecedented progress to reduce carbon pollution, especially from old dirty power plants. In addition to these important new public safeguards proposals, something else is changing -- climate change rhetoric.
Looking back over the last six months or so, the most striking development in American politics is not the reelection of the president or the relative status quo in Congress, it is the virtual disintegration of the Republican Party.