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Published on Mar 15, 2016
March 14th, 2016--At a MSNBC Town Hall with Chuck Todd Senator Bernie Sanders said:
“This is the way I look at it—I know people will disagree with me. In WWII for example, the United States had to fight a war on 2 fronts in a very short period of time. And within 3 years, actually we had essentially won the war. I look at climate change almost in military terms. I look at the fact that if we do not significantly reduce carbon emissions, there is going to be massive damage done to our country and this planet. But I have absolute confidence…"
Chuck Todd: "So you would marshal that kind of resources?"
Bernie Sanders said:
"I think you need to look at it as a warlike… we are being attacked and the attack is coming from climate change. And that is going to mean more extreme weather disturbances. Look at what’s going on in California in terms of drought. You’re gonna have…The CIA tells us we will have more international conflict as people fight over limited natural resources."
Wow! Thank you Bernie for a terrific statement. One scientific correction though-- we do not need to "significantly reduce" carbon emissions, we need to ELIMINATE them, and actually REMOVE massive quantities of excess C02 from the atmosphere. The warming effect comes from the cumulative amount of C02 in the atmosphere, so simply reducing global emissions will continue to heat the planet!
However, this is a terrific statement and we are thrilled to hear it. Many of your top supporters have called on you to sign the Pledge to Mobilize: http://www.TheClimateMobilization.org... Will you take the next step and do so?