Buttigieg on climate change
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, he cited the freedom to attend school without gun violence, and the freedom to live a quality life without climate change. Speaking for Millennials, he told Chris Wallace, “We’re the generation that’s going to be on the business end of the consequences of climate change. We’re also the generation that’s going to be on track to be the first in American history to make less than our parents if nothing is done to change the trajectory of our economy.”
The answer is to “cut carbon emissions before they lead to changes that really destroy our economy and any prospect for people of my generation to do well” — and if that requires radical action to make us as carbon free as possible, such as retrofitting every possible building (creating lots of new jobs for the building trades), then so be it.
“This timetable isn’t being set by Congress. It’s being set by reality,” Buttigeg said.