Former Vice President Joe Biden said during a campaign stop on Monday that we need a “green revolution” to tackle climate change, which could serve as an alternative to other 2020 Democrat presidential candidates’ Green New Deal.
During a campaign stop in Hampton, New Hampshire, on Monday, Biden disputed one article’s suggestion that he took the “middle ground” on the environment. He told members of the audience to look up PolitiFact, which allegedly confirms that Biden has been a “leader” on climate change.
Biden touted that, while he was vice president, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doubled the gas mileage standards and moved to have more electric automobile charging stations across the nation.
Biden said that he will announce his plan for a “green revolution” by the end of the month.
Many Democrat presidential candidates such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have made headlines by touting their Green New Deal plan to tackle climate change.
The former vice president also said, back in 1987, that “we have an existential threat” due to climate change and if “we don’t act quickly we will basically lose everything we have.”
“It’s even more urgent now,” Biden added.
Biden said, “We do need to finish this green revolution, and we can do it in a way that’s rational. We can do it, afford it, and get it done now.”
The former vice president also criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for leveling tariffs on China.
“The president has done nothing but increase the tariffs, the debt, and the trade deficit,” Biden said in response to a question from a CNN reporter.
“The only people paying the price are farmers and working people right now,” Biden added. “He’s going about it all the wrong way, a lot of bravado, no action.”
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.