What the US Midterms Mean for Climate Change

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Yesterday saw one of the most important America midterm elections in recent history. The results saw Donald Trump and the Republicans add to their advantage in the Senate by flipping three democratic seats in favourable States won by the President back in 2016. However, they did concede control of the House with a number of women and minority representatives winning seats to join the lower chambers of Congress in January.

It’s hard to call a winner from these midterms but given that they now have restored their control of at least half of Congress it’s arguably the Democrats. President Trump does now have greater support in the upper chambers, but with legislation required to pass through both the upper and lower chambers, it certainly won’t be as easy as it was in his first two years. The Democrats will now have a greater influence in American politics, no longer needing…

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