In his own words: “The science is in, climate change is real. The threat is not distant, it is here now. I am tired of just hearing about how we need to reduce climate change, it is time to start talking about how we are going to reverse it.

We have a real opportunity to innovate our way out of this crisis and create high paying jobs in the process. Clean energy is one of the highest growing sectors in our economy. Solar is growing at 25 percent; wind is growing at 16 percent. There are over 800 component parts in a wind turbine: iron, steel, cement, rebar. These are things we make in the United States. We need to get ahead of this and start investing in these industries — doing so can put thousands to work in communities across this country that have been hollow out by job losses.

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Tim Ryan Climate Change News Feed

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The new American economy doesn’t exist in the past, but in the future. ✅In the next 10 years, there are going to be 65 million clean energy jobs, I want them all in the U.S. ✅By 2030, there are going to be 30 million electric vehicles, I want them built in the U.S.

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.@TimRyan says he’ll soon be releasing a plan in Iowa on reforming the country’s food and agriculture system to regenerative farming. “We stop the flooding, we stop the climate change by having an aggressive ag policy around regenerative agriculture.” #IowaCornFeed #iacaucus

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Hoping all Louisianans and my friends @cedricrichmond & @erickmsanchez stay safe during Barry. Mother Nature has become more and more unpredictable as climate change continues to be ignored. We must act at every level to ensure our communities are prepared for what’s next.

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We have to answer the tough questions about how we plan to reorient our economy, how we plan to build the next generation of electric cars, windmills, solar panels, and batteries here in America.

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And how we use our skilled workforce to retrofit our buildings and prepare America for what is to come. We need to have a #ClimateDebate and let’s have this debate in Youngstown, in front of an audience who knows how to make these things!

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Ryan tweets

One of the big problems we’ve had is we’ve stopped manufacturing things in the US. We need to start building things again: electric vehicles, solar panels & wind turbines. We can address climate change, get manufacturing jobs back & drive investment into forgotten communities. https://t.co/gWYTgsz0Wz

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”We’re going to dominate making electric vehicles. There’s going to be 30 million made in the next 10 years,” @reptimryan says at the #DemDebate. “I want half of them made in the United States.”

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The candidates differed somewhat over how best to address climate change

Inslee, who has made the fight against global warming the centerpiece of his candidacy, reiterated his call for heavy investment in green technologies as a way to create jobs while slashing carbon emissions. “The biggest decision for the American public is, who’s going to make this the first priority?” Inslee said. O’Rourke talked up his … Continue reading "https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-2020-democratic-debate-miami-20190626-story.html"

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Our farmers are hurting, facing broken promises and bankruptcy. We MUST reinvigorate rural economies. We have to help farmers transition to regenerative agriculture, and then pay them for ecosystem service including carbon sequestration. THIS will help us combat climate change.

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Ryan in South Carolina

Climate change, Ryan said, “needs to be expressed to the majority of Americans who are struggling as opportunity,” meaning that workers who have lost their manufacturing jobs could go into production of solar panels and wind turbines.

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.@TimRyan : ‘There are 800 component parts that make up a wind turbine, … the solar industry is growing at 50 percent annually — someone is going to build these things.’ Tim Ryan wants them built them in the US. We ALL should want that.

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