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Opinion Duel: Climate Change

In the second installment of the Purple Network’s “Opinion Duel” video series, CQ Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni moderates a discussion between National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke and Zoë Carpenter of The Nation on the topic of climate change. They consider how the climate debate has shifted the political landscape, the industry’s “big money” in politics and how it sways popular opinion, and whether the executive branch’s involvement in regulating energy standards is the only way to change energy production.

The Purple Network is a partnership which strives to deliver content from all sides of the ideological divide to inform politically engaged thought leaders. Each Opinion Duel program will feature a debate on key legislative issues between The Nation on the left and National Review on the right, with Roll Call editors moderating.

 

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