Steyer: I Would ‘Declare Climate Change a National Emergency on Day One’
STEYER: "Listen, when we were at Fairlawn, we invested in every part of the economy including fossil fuels. And over a decade ago, I realized the consequences of that were a threat to the safety and health of Americans. I divested from all of those, I took the giving pledge, and for ten years I have been working as an environmentalist to take on the oil and gas companies and to make sure that actually where — what we are doing if terms of the climate change is responsible. I'm the person who would declare climate change a national emergency on day one of my presidency. So what I'm asking Americans to do — [cross-talk] — hang on. What I'm asking Americans to do is to do exactly what I have did myself, which is to understand we're coming from a fossil fuel environment, a fossil fuel economy, that there are unintended consequences of that that are a threat to us, and that we change and move to a clean economy. I have been doing that for a decade and that is exactly what I have been asking other people to do."