Bernie gets it. American needs a President who does more than talk about how urgent it is to make an energy transformation.
Bernie Sanders: ‘Climate Change Is the Greatest Threat Facing the Planet’
By Kate Scanlon
CONCORD, N.H. – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders was endorsed by Friends of the Earth, a progressive political action committee fighting climate change, during a campaign stop in New Hampshire today.
“I am very honored to receive the endorsement of one of the great environmental organizations not only in America but in the world,” Sanders, I-Vt., said during the event.
“Climate change is the greatest threat facing the planet,” Sanders said.
He added that “the debate is over.”
“The scientific community is virtually unanimous, climate change is real,” Sanders said. “Climate change is caused by human activity.”
He said he is opposed to a so-called “all of the above” energy strategy, and the nation must transition to use only renewable sources of energy.
“We need to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and into sustainable energy,” Sanders said.
He said that climate change is not just an environmental issue, but an economic and national security one as well.
I'm pleased to see Bernie is coming up to Seattle on August 8th