In his own words: “My generation will be on the business end of climate change, and in fact we are already seeing its enormous impacts right now in our communities. In my time as mayor, we in South Bend have had a 1,000-year rainfall and a 500-year flood, both in the span of just 18 months. So when I think of the climate crisis, I don’t just think about icebergs in the Arctic. I think about a family in distress on Frederickson Street because of the climate choices we’ve made up until now. The climate crisis is an emergency affecting our communities right now and we have to treat it that way.”

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Pete Buttigieg Climate Change News Feed

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An attendee asks @PeteButtigieg why he accepts money from members of the fossil fuel industry, adding that younger voters are not convinced by his plan. Buttigieg reminds the crowd he signed a pledge to not accept fossil fuel money, stressing he wants a carbon tax. #IACaucus

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On climate change, Buttigieg says the science is conclusive, “but here’s why I think many folks are hesitating to accept the science, it’s because they feel like they’re being beaten over the head w/ it, and that accepting it would be a defeat,” suggests getting farmers involved.

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Buttigieg in Iowa

Buttigieg told a crowd at the middle school, unifying the country is one of his top priorities, if elected President. Fighting climate change and including farmers in a positive solution is another goal. “If we can find billions of dollars to pay American farmers to not sell their goods to China, then surely we can … Continue reading "https://ktiv.com/2020/01/16/watch-live-presidential-candidate-pete-buttigieg-hosts-town-hall-in-sioux-city/"

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Democratic Candidates Position Themselves as Climate Hawks Going into Primary Season

Throughout last night’s Democratic presidential debate, there were signs of the strong progressive push on climate action that is animating the presidential race as it reaches a critical moment.

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At @PeteButtigieg town hall in Newton, Iowa, first question is about addressing climate change. Second person at the mic says they were also going to ask about climate change except it was already asked. Climate change is repeatedly brought up on the campaign trail. #iacaucus

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Buttigieg in Iowa

Attendee asks about climate change, saying that everyone needs to be more fearful of the impending disasters. @PeteButtigieg disagrees, arguing that fear can be paralyzing and that the country needs to be rallied around hope and pride of an American project to tackle the problem.

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