Yohe on How Candidates Talk about Climate Change

WNPR interviewed Gary Yohe, the Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, for a story on how candidates should talk about climate change.

Yohe said that climate change has not been a big issue this election cycle.

“I think a lot of the campaigning in Connecticut has been defined by jobs and economics and misstatements on one side or the other about what is happening,” he said. “The impacts of climate change and the economics of climate change have not been elevated to the same level.”

Yohe said he thinks the issue will play a much bigger role in the 2016 election, as the Obama administration continues its push to reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030.

Yohe is professor and chair of economics, professor of environmental studies. He is vice-chair of the National Climate Assessment advisory committee.