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Andrew Yang Reveals Almost $5 Trillion Plan to Address Climate Crisis

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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during a forum on Aug. 10 in Des Moines, Iowa.


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Entrepreneur and 2020 hopeful Andrew Yang released a plan to address the climate crisis Monday, calling for investments in technology to get to net-zero emissions by 2049 and providing federal funding to relocate communities at risk.


Yang, who has campaigned on his Silicon Valley background, emphasizes technical innovation in his plan, providing nearly $5 trillion in various technology investments including geoengineering, nuclear updates and grid modernization, as well as $400 billion in vouchers for voters to help "wash out the influence" of the oil and gas industry.

Yang's plan also calls for money to literally move Americans to higher ground as sea levels rise.

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Earther, Newsweek, USA Today, Politico, Vox

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