Klobuchar in Colorado


Klobuchar said she has been doing a lot of town hall-style meetings and recently met with flood victims in Iowa. She went to a climate change meeting with Tampa, Fla., residents who fear their homes will be underwater in coming years because of climate change.

“This is not something that’s happening in 100 years,” she said. ‘It’s happening now.”

She said that with regard to climate change, the conversation has to happen around the country. While sea levels are rising and warmer ocean temperatures cause more severe hurricanes, the middle of the country is also experiencing the effects of climate change. She spoke with a woman whose house was flooded in Iowa earlier this year, and the water came from a river 2 ½ miles away.

“If that doesn’t make you believe in climate change, I don’t know what will,” she said.