Democratic South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg claimed that fighting climate change could be “more challenging than” winning WWII in his appearance on CNN’s 7-hour-long climate townhall Wednesday.
“This [battling climate change] is the hardest thing we will have done — certainly in my lifetime as a country,” Buttigieg said, “This is on-par with winning WWII — perhaps even more challenging than that.”
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Buttigieg — in referencing the second bloodiest war in American history that claimed more than 416,800 U.S. soldier’s lives — also suggested that everyone must be a part of his “rally” to stop climate change, including “cities,” “farms,” and the “federal government.”
He also took a swipe at evangelical voters, saying “if God is watching” then it must be a “sin” to ignore climate change. He also said God thinks climate change is “messed up.” (RELATED: University Bans Beef To Battle ‘Climate Emergency’)
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