Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday called the fight against climate change possibly worse than the global struggle against the Nazis in World War II.
“This is the hardest thing we will have done certainly in my lifetime as a country, this on par with winning World War II,” he said. “Perhaps even more challenging than that.”
Buttigieg lamented during the CNN town hall on climate change that it would be impossible to confront the threat if Americans were still disagreeing about climate change.
“We’ve got to figure out a way to rally and that means everybody,” he said, promising to lead the globe in the ongoing fight against the threat posed by climate change.
Buttigieg said he was “excited” by the idea of using the military to solve the problem of climate change.
“The military has an amazing capacity to rally, to achieve what is being asked of them,” he said.
Buttigieg spoke about the military as a tool for enacting progressive ideas, despite traditionally being thought of as a conservative organization. read more