Buttigieg in Iowa


In line with a majority of Democratic contenders, Buttigieg further stressed the threat of climate change to national security.

“I don’t think I have to tell Iowa anything about what’s at stake in making sure that our climate is stabilized.” Buttigieg said relating to Iowa’s recent floods. “Climate disruption twice in two years in South Bend had me activating our Emergency Operations Center for extreme weather and flood events that we were told to happen once every 500-1,000 years. Twice. And there could be more where that came from. So let’s treat climate like the security issue.”