Hoping to distinguish herself from more radical candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) whose plan to address the threat of catastrophic climate change will cost a staggering 16 trillion dollars over 15 years, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL-MN) is assuring voters her more moderate plan will come with a much smaller price tag of approximately 2 to 3 trillion dollars and 6 to 8 million species of flora and fauna.
At a campaign stop in Iowa this week, Klobuchar reiterated her intention, if elected, to immediately rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, restart the Obama era Clean Power Plan, and then just kinda wing it from there.
“We have a responsibility to future generations to maybe give them a few extra years before we wrap this whole ‘human experiment’ up,” said Klobuchar, before launching into a folksy anecdote about hotdish.
The Minnesota Senator claims she will pay for her plan by pricing carbon emissions, gradually ending fossil fuel subsidies, and selling commemorative photos of the Amazon rainforest from space with “It Was Nice While It Lasted!” written on them. Klobuchar is also reportedly open to funding future initiatives by trading arrowheads whittled out of human bone once earth descends into a Mad Max-esque hellscape.
Despite not being as comprehensive as other plans like those of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) or the aforementioned Sanders, Klobuchar’s plan has been hailed as “bold” and “just what America needs” by such advocacy groups as “Americans For Bare Minimum Solutions”, the “Foundation For Only Allowing Half of Florida To Drown”, and “Young Democrats For the Extinction of the Spider Monkey”.