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Andrew Yang Urges Americans To Move To Higher Ground Because Response To Climate Change Is ‘too Late’
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Andrew Yang Urges Americans To Move To Higher Ground Because Response To Climate Change Is 'too Late'

DETROIT — Andrew Yang says it’s already too late to stop climate change, and that it’s time for Americans to head for the hills.

Yang, debating his fellow Democrats on Wednesday night in Detroit, had this to say when the subject of climate change was in full swing.

‘We are too late. We are 10 years too late. We need to do everything we can to start moving the climate in the right direction but we also need to start moving our people to higher ground.’

Yang — a long-shot candidate — is best known for his universal basic income proposal: he has put a $1,000-a-month payout at the forefront of his platform.

See: Here’s what 2020 Democratic candidates have said about universal basic income.

On Wednesday night, Yang suggested some of that money should be put into moving.

He said the best way to move to higher ground is to “put economic resources into your hands so you can protect yourself and your families.”

Yang said the U.S. acts like it controls 100% of global emissions itself, and that, “the truth is even if we were to curb our emissions dramatically, the Earth is still going to get warmer, and we can see it around us this summer.”

The environment and climate change took turns in the spotlight over two nights of debates in Detroit.