Calling climate change "a national emergency", Buttigieg said the concept matched "a sense of urgency about that problem of climate change with a sense of opportunity around what the solutions might represent".
Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her long-awaited "Green New Deal", a plan aimed at drastically reducing carbon emissions in the next ten years.
As the FAQ debacle was unfolding, Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips journeyed to the campus of the University of Miami to ask students how they felt about AOC's plan to combat climate change and, in the process, restructure the entire economy.
Hockett replied that this was some sort of "doctored document" and that Ocasio-Cortez has "actually tweeted it out to laugh at it, if you look at her latest tweets". Where is America going when major policy is being dictated by things a bartender in Queens once overheard while she was mixing drinks. Her Green New Deal was so absurd that even Spartacus, Cory Booker has signed on to support it. "I like that it's gonna push the world forward to where we need to be", another said. "Today, I think a word like that is the beginning of a debate, not the end of a debate".
"I frankly think we need to set our sights high", said the CT senator, who co-sponsored the Green New Deal resolution along with Sen.
Ocasio-Cortez said the plan addresses the growing frustration among young people who feel that more needs to be done to fight global warming. It sets a goal to meet 100% of the power demand in the US through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources.
Some of the strongest responses came to Ocasio-Cortez's team's goal laid out in the since-deleted FAQ of giving every American "economic security" even if they are "unable or unwilling to work".