O'Rourke on climate change
In his stump speech, O’Rourke called climate change the most pressing issue of all — one that threatens to exacerbate the issue of displaced refugees arriving at the US-Mexico border, which he said he doesn’t currently consider a problem.
He praised the Green New Deal, a far-reaching set of proposals introduced by progressives led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
“Some will criticize the Green New Deal for being too bold,” O’Rourke told a crowd in Keokuk. But, he said, “I haven’t seen anything better that addresses this singular crisis we face — a crisis that could, at its worst, lead to extinction.”