Buttigieg on climate change
Buttigieg said he supports the “premise” of the “Green New Deal,” the ambitious resolution proffered by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to uproot and re-plant the U.S. economy with a focus on addressing climate change and the environment.
“I think the way it’s been laid out in that resolution is a great framework, but it’s also a beginning, right? It’s more a set of goals and principles than it is a particular policy, and that’s fine,” Buttigieg said.
But what they “get right,” he said, “is that there really is a state of emergency when it comes to our climate, and we need to recognize that that calls for an emergency level of resources and attention.”