Warren’s Plan to Save the Planet from Climate Change: Run Government on ‘Carbon-Neutral’ Power

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Elkhart, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
AP Photo/Darron Cummings

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said on the presidential campaign trail Tuesday that she has a plan to save the planet from climate change, including using “carbon-neutral” power to run the federal government.

During a swing through Michigan, Warren told the crowd as president she would address what she called the “challenges” facing the United States, including income inequality, student loan debt, government corruption, and climate change.

Warren compared those challenges to the Nazis and the U.S. mission to put a man on the moon.

The problems are big and existential, she said, but not insurmountable — Americans faced Nazis in World War II and put a man on the moon during past crises,” the Lansing State Journal reported.

“We invested in science, we invested in innovation, and we invested in American workers making it here in America,” Warren said. “Climate change?” 

“Yeah, it’s a tough challenge, but we’ve got a plan and we’re going to take it on, head on,” Warren said.

She said fighting climate change “head on” includes “development and manufacturing of clean technology, run the federal government on carbon-neutral power, and promote that clean technology around the world,” the Journal reported.

According to a 2017 Forbes article, the U.S. government owns 270,000 buildings that cover 2.8 billion square feet.

The Journal reported that during the question and answer section of the event, a woman asked Warren how she would “evict” Trump from the White House.

“The way we win in 2020 is we talk about our vision for the kind of country that we can build,” Warren said. “The kind of country that we are committed to.”

“The kind of country we will go out and fight for,” Warren said.

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