Kamala Harris unveiled a $10-trillion plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions and avert the worst impacts of climate change, joining the chorus of Democratic presidential contenders who have vowed aggressive action to combat global warming.
The California senator’s plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045, five years faster than the target of the Green New Deal framework championed by progressive Democrats.
“Climate change is an existential threat to our species, and the United States must lead the world with bold action to safeguard our future and protect our planet,” Harris said. “The Trump administration is pushing science fiction, not science fact, putting our health and economy at risk.”
The proposal comes as Harris and nine of her rivals are set to appear Wednesday at a CNN-hosted climate forum in New York. The marathon seven-hour event, featuring back-to-back 40-minute town halls with 10 candidates, underscores the newfound prominence of global warming in the Democratic primary, after garnering limited attention in the 2016 race.
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