Hillary Clinton: Climate Change ‘Is an Opportunity as Well as a Problem’

By CNSNews.com Staff | July 16, 2016 | 2:00pm EDT
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Northern Virginia Community College on July 14, 2016. (Screen Capture)

(CNSNews.com) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va., on Thursday, said that climate change is “an opportunity as well as a problem.”

Clinton said it is an “opportunity that smart, innovative people in Virginia—particularly young people--can address by creating new businesses and jobs.”

Here is an excerpt from speech:

“I have set five big goals: We need more good paying jobs and we need to provide more opportunities for hardworking Americans.  So we are going to invest in our infrastructure, our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our airports, our electric grid, our water systems.  And we are going to be the clean-energy super power of the 21st Century. Unlike Donald Trump, who thinks climate change is a hoax, we think it is an opportunity as well as a problem.  An opportunity that smart, innovative people in Virginia—particularly young people--can address by creating new businesses and jobs.

"I want to grow the economy so we have greater prosperity.  And I particularly want to pay attention to those parts of our country that are not as fortunate as others: coal country, Indian country, inner city neighborhoods.  I want us all to rise together. This is now just about some people, it needs to be about all of America.

“And while we grow together we will become fairer, too. That’s why I want to raise the minimum wage so people working full-time are not left in poverty."

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