“You don’t have to be scientist to take on this urgent challenge that threatens us all. You just have to be willing to act,” she continues.
By contrast, in the video — titled “Stand with Reality” — Clinton calls herself “just a grandmother with two eyes and a brain” who knows that “what’s happening in the world is going to have a big effect on my daughter and especially on my granddaughter.”
Clinton then lays out two national goals that she would implement “on day one as president.”
The first pledge: to have more than half a billion solar panels installed across the country by the end of her first term. And the second: to have the U.S. generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home in America within 10 years.
“The decisions we make in the next decade can make all of this possible, or they can keep us trapped in the past,” Clinton says. “We cannot wait any longer.”
On the campaign trail, Clinton repeatedly calls for a “global fight against climate change,” which she says is “one of the defining threats of our time.” The video, which was posted to her campaign website Sunday night, however, is the first time the Democratic presidential candidate has laid out specific policy proposals on how she would plan to tackle the issue should she become president.