Yang in Iowa
A group of people in the front row dressed up as penguins. They asked Yang about climate change when he was quoted at a different rally saying the penguins can wait. Yang quickly responded saying climate change is an existential threat, but fixing it starts with his monthly universal basic income.
“If you go to someone and say, ‘we need to address climate change,’ but they can’t pay their bills, they might look up at you and say, ‘the penguins can wait in line. I can’t pay my bills.’ So what we have to do is we have to get the economic boot off the people’s throats and then they are going to, hopefully, realize that we need to address climate change,” Yang said.