Klobuchar on climate change
One of Klobuchar’s best moments came when she was asked how she would include rural communities in the climate change debate. This was not your usual climate change question, yet the senator was ready for it. “What do we see in front of us? This is what we see: floods all over Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri,” she said. Klobuchar went on to talk about wildfires in Colorado, California and Arizona.
She noted that someone from the heartland was uniquely positioned to address climate change — which is often spoken of in terms of only coastal areas. “We need to do this … It’s my daughter and you guys who are going to be inheriting this earth and that’s why we need you on the front lines.” In the space of a few minutes, she combined the personal with the political and offered a fresh perspective on an important issue.