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Swing Voters

In this program, we explore two important and timely topics.

In early August the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change released a report unequivocally connecting global warming and extreme weather to human-driven greenhouse gas emissions, and warning of much more dramatic climate futures if we don’t change course soon.

Since the 2020 election, Rich Thau’s Swing Voter Project has been querying those who shifted from Trump in 2016 to Biden in 2020 about a range of issues. How will their views affect the 2022 midterms and the 2024 election? Where does climate rate on their list of issues? And does the accelerating climate crisis matter enough to affect their votes?

August 15, 2021

United States


Andrew Freedman

Axios Reporter, Covering Climate and Energy)

Venkatachalam “Ram” Ramaswamy

Director, NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Rich Thau

Moderator, The Swing Voter Project; Co-founder and president, Engagious

Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One