2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #45

2020A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Nov1, 2020 through Sat, Nov 7, 2020

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Young Voters, Motivated by Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Helped Propel Biden’s Campaign

They turned out in big numbers and overwhelmingly supported the former vice president. Young voters of color played a critical role in battleground states.

Count Every Vote Demonstration

Youth activists with the Sunrise Movement demonstrate in a Count Every Vote rally in Philadelphia. Credit: Rachael Warriner

If Joe Biden wins the presidency, young voters between 18 and 29 will have played a critical role in his election, turning out in force and favoring the former vice president over President Trump by 61 percent to 36 percent, according to an analysis by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning at Tufts University.

The Center concluded that those young voters, and particularly young people of color and women, may have helped put Biden over the edge in crucial battleground states, based on an analysis of votes counted by midday Friday.

The Tufts' center estimated the youth share of the vote in the 2020 election at 17 percent, compared to 16 percent in the 2016 presidential election and 13 percent in the 2018 midterms, based on the 2020 VoteCast from the Associated Press, the National Election Pool exit poll from Edison Research and its own analyses of census population data. That figure could change as more data becomes available and the election comes to a close. 

Young Voters, Motivated by Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Helped Propel Biden’s Campaign by Ilana Cohen, InsideClimate News, Nov 7, 2020

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