O'Rourke in North Carolina


In Chapel Hill, O’Rourke told the crowd climate change is “the greatest challenge of them all,” and called for a fast pivot away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy.

He cited Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Matthew, which both brought record-setting floods to North Carolina in the last few years, as well as droughts and wildfires in other parts of the country, saying “this only gets worse” without significant U.S. action. He suggested rejoining the Paris climate accord, which Trump has begun withdrawing from, and investing more in government programs for renewable energy resources like wind and solar farms.