Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush held a town hall meeting in Concord, NH where he was asked by a group of college students his proposed strategy for addressing climate change.

“I think we can solve more problems when our economy is growing,” Bush said. “The solution can’t be to hollow out economic activity. Because you could reduce carbon emissions and we could all increasingly move toward poverty.” Bush told the crowd he supports government spending to identify “disruptive energy sources.”