Topics

Walter Mondale
Tom Steyer's climate change crusade focuses on midterm races, for now
Tom Steyer's climate change crusade focuses on midterm races, for now

Tom Steyer wants to save the planet, but first he wants to know about the U.S. Senate race in Iowa. Seated in a hotel coffee shop, with a packet of data in his lap, he bursts with questions for the political strategists arrayed around the table: How many early voters? How many undecided? How much spending on persuasion and how much turning out the environmental-minded vote? Later, touring an eco-friendly farm, Steyer asks about the compost used to grow the organic figs and wild berries. Is manure part of the mix? In short order, the inquisitive San Francisco hedge-fund billionaire has become one of the most powerful players in American politics, sinking tens of millions of his...

Loading