In her own words: “When it comes to climate change, our very existence is at stake. I have an 8-year-old grandson, and I think about what the world is going to be like when he’s 38. Will it be a place where our cities are underwater part of the time? Will it be a place where the Midwest has burned up? Where we’ve lost some of our great forests? Will it be a place where large parts of the oceans are dead? Will it be a place where people around the world are just fighting for clean water? We’re running out of time to make change, and right now, Washington refuses to lift a finger without permission from the fossil fuel companies. That’s dangerous and wrong. We are the wealthiest nation in the history of the world – of course we can afford to make real investments in renewable energy, green infrastructure, and a Green New Deal. We must meet the urgency of the moment, and I’m in this fight all the way.”

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We need to fight climate change on every front. It is the threat to every living thing on this planet—and we’re running out of time. I’ve adopted Governor @JayInslee’s proposal to cut all carbon emissions by 2030, and we need to tackle corruption in Washington head on. #DemDebate

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Warren also took questions from the audience. One woman asked what else could be done to address climate change. “This is the ultimate threat and the problem is accelerating,” she said. “I have multiple plans for this because this is how we have to think about this.

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Highlights from CNN's Climate Town Hall

For the first time in history, 10 leading Democratic presidential candidates gathered in prime time to answer in-depth questions about how they would combat the climate crisis and mitigate climate impacts. Here are some highlights from each of the candidates.

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