Taking a page directly from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Beto O’Rourke has issued a dire warning -- the end of the world will take place in ten years if humans do not take concrete actions to curb climate change.
On Monday, O’Rourke sat down for an interview on MSNBC to talk about his candidacy for the presidency of the United States and to lay out some of his policies.
To silence his critics who claimed that O’Rourke does not have a concrete platform, he decided to share the details of his trillion-dollar plan to combat climate change through various measures if he is elected president.
The initiative, which would cost $5 trillion in over ten years, calls for clean-energy research, the reduction of methane emissions from oil and natural gas facilities, and the restoration of regulations put in place by Barack Obama that were eliminated by Donald Trump.
The former Texas congressman believes his plan will make it possible to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050
O’Rourke told MSNBC host Chris Hayes "that civilization has only ten years" left on Earth if nothing is done much like Ocasio-Cortez who said, "the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?"
The Democratic presidential candidate from Texas explained: "We know that certain oil and gas corporations have been fighting public policy on this issue, have been hiding their science and research at the expense of our climate and human life. So whenever those two things come in contrast or opposition, I'm always going to choose the people of this country."
O’Rourke went on to say: "We cannot afford to alienate a significant part of this country, and we cannot do this by half measure or by only half of us. It can't be Democrats versus Republicans, big cities versus small towns, we all have a shared interest in a cleaner future for this country. So I'm going to work with, listen to everyone anytime, anywhere to make sure that we advance this agenda and get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050."
Thanks to Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, Democrats, who are in the race for the White House, have made climate change a decisive issue for the 2020 election.
Is Beto smart for following AOC on this path, yes or no?