People march from the U.S. Capitol to the White House for the People’s Climate Movement on April 29, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Credit: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images This piece introduces a series of stories examining the climate records of candidates in 11 key Senate races on the ballot in November. “It died in the Senate.” That brief phrase could be etched on the memorial of every U.S. legislative effort to address climate change: treaties, economy-wide caps on carbon, lasting support for renewable energy, a public works program on the scale of the New Deal. It is an epitaph that climate advocates argue the nation can no longer afford. In their view, President Donald Trump’s historic abandonment of climate policy has deepened the peril of a warming planet for the United States and the world. The second-largest carbon polluter has retreated from the international effort to address the climate crisis, while […]