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Republicans Plot Climate Strategy To Counter Democrats

  • Party seen alienating young voters by not tackling threat
  • Democrats have claimed upper hand, as Republicans ceded debate
Demonstrators hold signs during a U.S. Youth Climate Strike in New York, U.S.

Demonstrators hold signs during a U.S. Youth Climate Strike in New York, U.S.

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg
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House Republican lawmakers held a closed-door strategy session over their approach to climate change on Thursday, as they face intensifying pressure from younger voters to address the environmental threat.

The huddle was spurred by a recognition among some Republican leaders that the party has ceded the debate to Democrats.