Beto O’Rourke Warns: Only 10 Years Left to Act on Climate Change

WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), a 2020 presidential candidate, predicted that the U.S. has 10 years left to act on climate change.

“At this point there can be no shadow of a doubt that our own excesses and emissions and inaction politically and as a country and a democracy, where each of us comprise the government, have led to the warming we’ve seen so far — one degree Celsius just since 1980,” O’Rourke said during the “We the People Membership Forum” in Washington on Monday. “I direct you to Valencia from Florida, whose question I just listened to backstage — how does this First World country create second-class citizens who face Third World conditions?”