Gillibrand in Iowa
During her introduction to the Friday evening crowd, Gillibrand directed her attention to climate change, calling it the “greatest threat to humanity.” She referenced the 2011 and 2019 Iowa floods as a sign that climate change is a matter of life-or-death.
“I think another issue young people care deeply about, especially folks here in Iowa, is climate change,” she said. “I think you’ve recognized most recently with the floods here in Iowa that this really is a life-or-death issue.”
A supporter of the Green New Deal, the senator said the nation should strive for bold solutions such as striving for net zero carbon emissions in ten years and approach such goals in a competitive fashion.
She proposed bi-partisan solutions and investments in infrastructure, new electric grids, energy efficient mass transportation, clean air and water and a commitment to developing ‘green jobs’ through STEM and engineering programs.