Andrew Yang: Climate change may require Americans to give up cars

Andrew Yang: Climate change may require Americans to give up cars
Andrew Yang on the campaign trail. Mediaite video

[Ed. – It was inevitable.]

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said the United States may have to eliminate private car ownership to combat climate change during MSNBC’s climate forum at Georgetown University Thursday morning.

He told MSNBC host Ali Velshi that “we might not own our own cars” by 2050 to wean the United States economy off of fossil fuels, describing private car ownership as “really inefficient and bad for the environment.” Privately owned cars would be replaced by a “constant roving fleet of electric cars.”

A video posted by the GOP War Room shows Velshi asking Yang what measures he sees the world taking to fight climate change by 2050.

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“You have this ability to envision the future, right? … What physically do you think we will do differently than we do today that will result in us fighting climate change?”

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