Steyer on climate change
Steyer also criticized moderators of the debate for not asking a climate change-related question. The issue, which made international headlines during the last month’s climate strike, was only mentioned a couple of times by candidates during the debate.
“I think it was a glaring, huge omission,” Steyer said. “I felt like I was back in 2016. This is an issue that is an overwhelming issue for Americans, for our health and safety, and to leave it out of the conversation virtually entirely was a gigantic mistake.”
Steyer has said that he would declare a climate emergency on day one of his presidency and use the president’s executive authority to take action on the issue.