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.”

(Source: candidate survey)

Pete Buttigieg Climate Change News Feed

Buttigieg mentions climate independently of questioning too, saying “American farmers should be one of the key pillars of how we combat climate change.” Says we need to address fear among farmers that acknowledging “climate science would mean admitting theyre part of the problem”


Buttigieg in Nevada

While many of the candidates referenced the fight for the White House, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg asked Nevadans what kind of nation they’d like to see the hypothetical day after Trump leaves office. For instance, he talked about uniting Americans on climate change and showing how environmentally friendly policies support both the auto worker … Continue reading ""

Nevada Independent

2020 Democrats in Las Vegas unify in attacking Trump as 'Divider-In-Chief'

[Biden] pledged to fight climate change with mandated lower emissions, funnel money into public education and make health care affordable without raising middle class taxes. … Sanders pledged to fight climate change with a $16.3 trillion plan that builds on the Green New Deal and calls for the United States to move to renewable energy across … Continue reading ""

Reno Gazette Journal

Buttigieg seeks edge with 'more responsible' climate plan

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg defended his plan for fighting climate change as cheaper than the alternatives. [Subscription required]


Buttigieg in New Hampshire

Asked about climate change, Buttigieg said we owe the next generation better than business as usual. He said we need national solutions and investment in alternative sources. Getting net carbon neutral by 2050 would create an estimated three million jobs. He said the United States needs to lead the world on climate control and earn … Continue reading ""

The Conway Daily Sun

Watch 2020 Presidential Candidates Discuss their Views on Climate Change on Weather Channel’s Race to Save The Planet Forum

The Weather Channel aired its 2020: Race to Save the Planet on November 7. Each candidate had time to speak about climate change, why they think about it and how it affects their lives. Dr. Rick Knabb conducted the interviews. Interviews were focused on infrastructure, the question of “What keeps you up at night?,” environmental … Continue reading ""

One Green Planet

Climate catastrophe is on the horizon—whether this president believes it or not. As president, I will restore American credibility and leadership by rejoining the #ParisAgreement and engaging the world to tackle climate as the global security issue of our time. We can’t wait.


Buttigieg pledges to end offshore drilling

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has joined the list of White House hopefuls who say they would ban new offshore oil and gas drilling via an executive order on their first day in office. [Subscription required]