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

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First question VICE News asks @BernieSanders: “What will you do to specifically protect the people of Puerto Rico from the climate crisis?” Bernie: “I will work with San Juan Mayor @CarmenYulinCruz… We should pool our resources and fight our common enemy: climate change”

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Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released a video on Friday explaining his vote Thursday against the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal (USMCA), saying that it included “not a single damn mention” of climate change. “There is not one reference to the words climate change,” Sanders said in the video posted to Twitter. “Here you have a major trade agreement which in fact will … Continue reading "https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/478776-sanders-on-vote-against-usmca-not-a-single-damn-mention-of-climate"

TheHill

Democratic Candidates Position Themselves as Climate Hawks Going into Primary Season

Throughout last night’s Democratic presidential debate, there were signs of the strong progressive push on climate action that is animating the presidential race as it reaches a critical moment.

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