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How Joe Biden’s climate push fell flat with Gen Z voters

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🗞️ Driving the news: President Joe Biden’s climate initiatives, including rejoining the Paris Agreement and enacting the Inflation Reduction Act, have failed to fully engage Gen Z voters, crucial for his re-election bid

🔭 The context: Despite significant climate actions, young voters feel Biden's efforts are insufficient
• Frustrations include the approval of the Willow oil project and the rise in U.S. oil and gas production, which conflict with their climate priorities

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Losing support from young voters, particularly on climate issues, could jeopardize Biden's re-election and undermine continued climate progress in the U.S.

⏭️ What's next: Biden's campaign must improve communication of his climate achievements and emphasize the risks of a potential rollback under Trump to rally young voter turnout in crucial states like North Carolina

💬 One quote: "I know that for a lot of young people right now, they’re saying he hasn’t done enough," said Anderson Clayton, chair of North Carolina’s Democratic party

📈 One stat: A New York Times/Siena poll showed 30% of voters aged 18-29 support Trump, compared to 26% for Biden, a significant shift from October 2020

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