O'Rourke on climate change


O’Rourke believes that “our existential threat is climate change.” His first campaign policy proposal was a ten-year, five-trillion-dollar plan that would recommit the United States to the Paris climate agreement and seek to produce zero-net carbon emissions by 2050. The plan had some specifics, like ending government fossil-fuel leases, but it also left unanswered a number of important questions, like whether it would impose a carbon tax. Many climate activists called the plan ambitious, but some complained it was not ambitious enough.