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Climate Elections


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Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker has raised eyebrows again on the campaign trail with his latest comments on the environment.

Walker, who is in a runoff race against Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock, told supporters at a rally this week that America isn’t “ready for the green agenda.”

“We’re not prepared, we’re not ready right now,” he said. “What we need to do is keep having those gas-guzzling cars. We got the good emissions under those cars.”

In the United States, transportation — including cars — is the leading source of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

Video of Walker’s speech, posted to Twitter, drew thousands of comments expressing disdain and pointing out the investments in electric vehicle manufacturing that Georgia has attracted in the last year.

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