Following several dire reports by the United Nations and others, as well as the frequency of severe weather events like category five hurricanes, heat waves and wildfires, climate change has become an important issue for the 2020 election. This week, CNN hosted back-to-back town hall meetings on the topic of climate change with 10 of the democratic presidential candidates. The candidates discussed what government needs to do to address the problem, as well as what citizens can do to help. They also discussed how big business needs to be held more accountable. Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Eric Orts, director of the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, and Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Brian Berkey joined the Knowledge at Wharton radio show on SiriusXM to talk about the proposals and what needs to be done to combat climate change.
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