In his own words: “In the great existential challenges that face us, and none greater than climate change. This, scientists tell us, is happening beyond a shadow of a doubt, is caused by human activity and human inaction, and there are 12 years left to us – every single one of us. This rests on all of our shoulders to act while we still can, and make sure that this world is inhabitable for the generations – the kids, the grandkids, the people of the future – who will succeed us on this planet. In other words, we never face a set of greater challenges than the ones that are before us now.”

(Source: candidate survey) 

Beto O’Rourke Climate Change News Feed


O’Rourke looks to connect flooding to climate change

In the afternoon, he and a posse of civic leaders toured businesses in downtown Davenport to see the impact of historic flooding. At the town hall later that night, O’Rourke delivered a short speech and fielded questions from voters for about an hour. He reflected on how global climatic change has made life along Iowa’s … Continue reading ""

The Quad-City Times

Beto O'Rourke to visit Davenport Monday to witness flood damage

On his fourth trip to Iowa, Beto O’Rourke will tour areas of Davenport damaged by flooding along the Mississippi River. At the beginning of the month, the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas toured the communities that experienced severe flooding in the southwest. It will all get worse if climate change isn’t addressed, O’Rourke said Monday in Des … Continue reading ""

Iowa City Press-Citizen

O'Rourke on climate change

A campaign aide for former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke says he updated his climate change proposal following a visit to rural Iowa, where he heard from community leaders and people affected by the state’s recent flooding. The aide says that’s going to play a major role in the way O’Rourke formulates policy.


Beto O'Rourke says race is No.1 indicator for location of toxic facilities. Is it true?

If elected president, Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke said he’d launch a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change and invest in communities already dealing with its impact. “Climate change has a distressingly disproportionate impact on poor and minority communities across the United States and around the world,” said O’Rourke in his plan released April 29. … Continue reading ""


More Than 20 Democrats Want to Be President. Only 2 Have a Climate Change Plan.

Washington governor Jay Inslee and Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke want the US to be carbon-neutral within the next three decades. Both have unveiled detailed climate policy plans. Inslee would set milestones for three sectors that could drive major reductions: power, transportation and buildings. He has earned praise for his specificity. O’Rourke would also spend $5 … Continue reading ""

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