In his own words: “I believe climate change is the single greatest threat facing us today. According to top climate scientists, we only have 11 years to dramatically cut our greenhouse gas emissions, or we will suffer irrevocable environmental and economic damage. We are long overdue for taking this threat seriously, due in large part to the hundreds of millions of dollars and armies of lobbyists deployed by multinational fossil fuel corporations to protect their profits. If I am President, I will stand up to these corporations and make facing this existential threat a top priority for our country. We have a moral responsibility to leave our kids a planet that is healthy and habitable. We cannot afford to wait any longer.”

(Source: candidate survey)

Bernie Sanders Climate Change News Feed


Sanders: It's 'not good enough' just to defeat Trump in 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., argued Sunday that his candidacy has the potential to energize and transform the Democratic Party on issues like climate change, saying that it’s “not good enough” for the party to nominate a candidate just to defeat President Trump in 2020. Appearing on “Meet the Press,” Sanders hit back … Continue reading ""

NBC News

Bernie Sanders Sets His Sights on Biden

Earlier this week, during an event with Sanders, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has not publicly endorsed a candidate, took aim at Biden. The week before, Biden said that politicians need to “find a middle ground” on climate change. “I will be damned,” Ocasio-Cortez said at the rally, “if the same politicians who refused … Continue reading ""

The New Republic

Bernie Sanders zeros in on Joe Biden as his favorite foil

Campaigning in New Hampshire this week, Biden defended his record as progressive, particularly on environmental and health care policies. He pushed back at a news report that he was considering a “middle ground” on climate policy that prompted stinging criticism from Sanders and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. “I was in this area … Continue reading ""

Climate tweets on Sanders

.@VarshPrakash leading off here at #GreenNewDeal event in DC. @aoc, @SenSanders / @BernieSanders and @EdMarkey set to speak tonight. — Zack Colman (@zcolman) May 13, 2019 And now @BernieSanders comes onto the stage to "Bernie!" chants. "It sounds like you guys are ready for a revolution," he says. — Zack Colman (@zcolman) May 14, … Continue reading ""