During Tuesday night’s Democrat presidential debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposed spending $2 trillion on research to address the “existential threat” of climate change.
Touting her “Green New Deal,” Sen. Warren warned that climate threat “puts every living thing on this planet at risk”:
“Climate crisis is the existential crisis for our world, it puts every living thing on this planet at risk.
“I have a plan for a green industrial policy that takes advantage of the fact that we do what we do best, and that is innovate and create.
“So, I propose putting $2 trillion in so we do the research. We then say anyone in the world can use it, so long as you build it right here in America. That will produce about 1.2 million manufacturing jobs right here in Michigan, right here in Ohio, right here in the industrial Midwest.
“And the second thing we will do is we will then sell those products all around the world. Right now, for every one dollar the United States spends trying to market around the world, China is spending a hundred dollars.”