(CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday that the one issue young voters should care the most about is climate change, calling it “the greatest business opportunity” to come to the U.S. in 100 years.
“Climate change is the greatest business opportunity to come to the United States in 100 years, and I am the first candidate in either party to put forward a plan to move us to a 100 percent clean electric energy grid by 2050 and create 5 million jobs along the way,” O’Malley said at the Democratic presidential town hall in Des Moines, Iowa.
O’Malley said Iowa is “pointing the way forward” on the issue.
“Look at what you have already done in your state,” he said, adding that “30 to 35 percent of your energy now comes from clean Iowa wind, which wasn’t there 15 years ago, and you employ 5,000 people in a new industry.”