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Biden: ‘We Have to Have Someone Who Knows How to Corral the Rest of the World…Like We Did’

By Craig Bannister | June 28, 2019 | 2:10pm EDT
Former V.P. Joe Biden
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America needs a president who can “corral the rest of the world” – like he and President Barack Obama did – former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday during a Democrat presidential debate.

Biden said he would combat climate change by, once again, corralling the rest world and compelling it embrace his green agenda and “get something done”:

“I would immediately join the Paris climate accord. I would up the ante in that accord which it calls for, because we make up 15% of the problem - 85% of the world makes up the rest.

“And, so we have to have someone who knows how to corral the rest of the world, bring them together and get something done, like we did in our administration.”

Biden’s full answer to the climate change question posed by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is presented below:

Maddow: “Vice President Biden. On the issue of how you do this, Democrats from arguing robustly among themselves about what's the best way to tackle climate change. But, if we're honest, many Republicans, including the president, are still not sure if they believe it is even a serious problem.

“So are there significant ways you can cut carbon emissions if you have to do it with no support from Congress?”

Biden: “The answer is yes. Number one, our administration, we built the largest wind farm in the world. The largest solar energy facility in the world. We've drove down the competitive price of both of those renewable sources. I would immediately insist that we, in fact, build 500,000 recharging stations throughout the United States of America, working with governors, mayors, others, so we can go to a full electric vehicle future by the year 2020, by the year 2030. I would make sure we've invested $400 million in new science and technology to be the exporter, not only of the green economy, but an economy that can create millions of jobs.

“I would immediately rejoin the Paris climate accord. I would up the ante in that accord, which it calls for, because we make up 15% of the problem - 85% of the world makes up the rest.

“And, so we have to have someone who knows how to corral the rest of the world, bring them together and get something done, like we did in our administration.”

 

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