Washington governor believes global warming could win over America in 2020.

A poll of Canadians released in November listed two top concerns. In order they were U.S. President Donald Trump and climate change.

If their nerves are a bit calmer two years from now, the reason might be Jay Inslee.

That’s assuming he runs for president, wins and carries through on the mission he says drives him most as governor of the state of Washington: climate change.

Cornell Clayton.

Closer to home Inslee has proven himself an “effective executive as a governor,” said Cornell Clayton, a political scientist and director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute at Washington State University this week. “He’s got a well-run state, balanced budgets, strong economic growth, a pretty good environmental record, and for him to be successful, that’s the kind of case he’s got to make.”


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