Buttigieg in New Hampshire
The first question Buttigieg addressed was: “Do you believe it’s really possible to get to a carbon-neutral society in the next few decades and, if so, how do we get there?”
Buttigieg answered in the affirmative and noted that the deadline to change course on climate change is being set by nature, not politicians.
“The consensus of the scientific community is we have until 2030 to make some of the major changes that will allow us to be carbon-neutral by mid-century and avoid the most catastrophic effects,” said Buttigieg. “But if you think about it, if the scientific deadline is 2030, that means we have a political deadline of 2020.”
As president, Buttigieg said by 2025 he would double the amount of renewable energy in the grid and would turn combating climate change into a national project.