Delaney in Iowa
Delaney says climate change will make flooding more frequent and more severe and he believes it will leave future generations with an unpayable debt.
“The fact that we haven’t dealt with it, the fact that we haven’t taken any affirmative steps I think is putting the next generation in a position where they’re going to have to deal with something that they’re really not going to be able to deal with,” Delaney said. “So I will deal with that as president.”
He said he is a proponent of investing in more “weather and climate resilient infrastructure” to better manage flooding and other disasters.
“And I’d be saying the same thing if I was in a coastal Florida community because they’re going to have to deal with this for really, decades, because of what we haven’t dealt with in the past,” Delaney said.
Delaney has rolled out a plan that puts a price on carbon and aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 90 percent by 2050.