Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said Tuesday at the Democratic primary debate in Detroit that "we don't have more than 10 years" to address the climate crisis and that we can't do so with "half-steps or half-measures."
But that timeline isn’t consistent with the climate plan O’Rourke proposed earlier this year.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSchumer endorses democratic socialist India Walton in Buffalo mayor's race Toomey takes aim at Schumer's spending windfall for NYC public housing The Memo: Cuts to big bill vex Democrats MORE (D-N.Y.), one of the sponsors of the Green New Deal, also criticized O’Rourke’s timeline.
“Personally, I think we need to have more aggressive timelines than that to be honest,” she told The Hill in April.
“I think that the science and the IPCC [report] shows exactly what we need, and our legislation needs to be in line with that,” she added, referring to the climate assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.