What the 10 Democrats running for president each think the US should do about climate change
Sep 7, 2019, 18:30 IST
"If we did everything perfectly, everything — and we must and should in order to get other countries to move — we still have to get the rest of the world to come along," Joe Biden said.
"Climate is not a separate issue,” Cory Booker said. “It is the lens through which we must do everything."
"This is the hardest thing we will have done certainly in my lifetime as a country," Pete Buttigieg said. "This is on par with winning World War II, perhaps even more challenging than that."
Julián Castro said "we don't need climate scientists to tell us what we see with our own eyes," pointing to climate-related disasters like Hurricane Dorian and Arctic melting.
"I would sue Exxon Mobil," Kamala Harris said.
"We can’t build a green economy that leaves anyone behind," Amy Klobuchar said.
"I'm asking Americans to make this our priority as a country," Beto O'Rourke said of solving the climate crisis.
"Donald Trump thinks that climate change is a hoax. I think he is dangerously, dangerously wrong," Senator Bernie Sanders said.
"They want to be able to stir up a lot of controversy around your lightbulbs, around your straws, and around your cheeseburgers," Elizabeth Warren said of the fossil-fuel industry.
Of his support for geoengineering, Andrew Yang said: "In a crisis, all solutions have to be on the table. So, if you are attacking on one side, you also should be researching various alternatives on the other."