One candidate thinks climate change is a hoax. The other sees it as a crisis. Here’s her plan.
There is no planet B.
Our earth is getting warmer — and at an alarming rate.
Global temperatures reached new highs this year, according to the World Meteorological Organization. And according to NASA, the first half of 2016 was on average 2.4 degrees warmerthan in the late 19th century, prior to industrialization.
Research has indicated that this has already led to environmental problems such as deeper droughts, rising sea levels, and natural disasters that have left devastation here in the U.S. and around the world.
You have to believe in climate change — and science — to address these challenges. Donald Trump believes global warming is a “hoax” invented by the Chinese:
Meanwhile, Hillary knows that our economy, national security, and the future of our children are at risk if we don’t do everything possible to stop this. Climate change is an urgent threat.
Here are 4 ways Hillary will use science to tackle the climate crisis head on:
1. Hillary will set bold, national goals that will be achieved within 10 years of taking office, like getting one-third of our electricity from renewable sources. That’s enough renewable electricity to power every home in America.
2. Install half a billion solar panels by the end of Hillary’s first term — 700% more than in 2014. That is the equivalent of having rooftop solar systems on over 25 million homes.
3. Launch a $60 billion Clean Energy Challenge to partner with states, cities, and rural communities to cut carbon pollution and expand clean energy, including for low-income families. As part of this initiative, Hillary will ensure that every part of the federal government is working with Americans to build a clean energy future. She’ll also set a goal to reduce our oil consumption by a third with more efficient cars, boilers, ships and trucks. These efforts will help clean our air, save families money and combat climate change.
4. Deliver on the pledge President Obama made at the Paris climate conference — without relying on climate deniers in Congress to pass new legislation. The historic agreement, adopted by 195 countries, will work on keeping global warming temperatures below 2°C (3.6°F) compared with preindustrial times. The treaty takes effect on November 4th, just days before the election.
“I won’t let anyone take us backward, deny our economy the benefits of harnessing a clean energy future, or force our children to endure the catastrophe that would result from unchecked climate change.” Hillary, November 29, 2015
If you believe in science — and progress — then please vote or chip in to help elect Hillary to the White House so we can make sure America becomes the world’s clean energy superpower and ensure we leave a cleaner and safer planet for future generations.
You can check out more of Hillary’s detailed plan here.
Originally published at www.hillaryclinton.com.