Hillary Clinton is still being coy about whether she will run for president in 2016 but if she does, climate change will be at the forefront of her campaign based on recent comments she made about her concern over the environment.
“This is not just some ancillary issue,” said the former secretary of state and former first lady. “This will determine in large measure the quality of life in so many places around the world. I’m hoping that there will be this mass movement that demands political change.”
Clinton made the comments at the Clinton family foundation sponsored gathering named Clinton Global Initiative University. The event featured the Clinton family, Hillary, former president Bill and daughter Chelsea, being interviewed on stage by comedian Jimmy Kimmel at Arizona State University. Over 1,200 students were in attendance and some got to ask the former (and maybe future) first family questions.
When directly asked about her running for office, however, Clinton remained reserved.
“I am very much concerned about the direction of our country – and it’s not just who runs for office, but what they do when they get there and how we bring people together and particularly empower young people so that we can tackle these hard decisions we’ve just been talking about,” she said referencing her comments about hoping the millennial generation will spark a call for action regarding climate change. “I’m obviously thinking about all kinds of decisions.”