More fear mongering by the left. Democratic presidential candidate claims that we only have "10 years" left on Earth if we don't address climate change.
The former Texas congressman pushed his first policy proposal during his presidential candidacy. It is a proposal that would aim to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050. The climate change initiative would cost $5 trillion over 10 years.
During an appearance on MSNBC, Beto was asked about whether or not his relationship with the oil and gas industry would be an issue.
.@BetoORourke says we're down to just 10 years left thanks to global warming pic.twitter.com/bEct749d5j
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 30, 2019
More on the story from Fox News:
O'Rourke responded "yes," but said he is optimistic that the industry will take part in his initiative.
"We know that certain oil and gas corporations have been fighting public policy on this issue, have been hiding their own science and research at the expense of our climate and human life," O'Rourke told Hayes. "So whenever those two things come in contrast or in opposition, I'm always going to choose the people of this country."
"Having said that, I want to make sure those who work in the oil and gas industry, those who work in the fossil fuel industry are brought along as partners to make sure that we make this transition in the ten years we have left to us as the science and scientists tell us to make the kind of bold change that we need," the former congressman continued.
"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."
Beto has taken one out of the Al Gore playbook. Use scare tactics by saying that in a certain amount of years the world is going to end if we don't get address climate control. I guess they think that in twenty years either people will forget they said it or whatever consequences come down the road are worth the votes they think they are getting with these scare tactics.
Does Beto O'Rourke really believe that in ten years the world will end thanks to climate control? Or does he just believe he can scare a lot of fools into voting for him by saying that? You tell me.