Yang in New Hampshire
A hot-button issue he also jumped on Monday involved his thoughts on climate change, which he stressed is not entirely the fault of the U.S. and other industrialized nations. He pointed to a statistic that suggests the U.S. accounts for 15% of worldwide emissions.
“Even if we were to aggressively move toward sustainable energy sources, the Earth is going to continue to warm and we are going to see sea levels rise unless we somehow move the rest of the world in a better direction too,” Yang said.
For example, Yang suggested working to export solar panels to African governments, which in some cases are currently buying coal burning power plants from China.
“It’s made it impossible to make progress on climate change unless we get other countries on board,” Yang said.