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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Bernie Sanders jumps in on the climate back-and-forth, and *for the third time tonight* brings conversation back to fossil fuel accountability. Says industry is “possibly criminally liable, because they have lied and lied and lied.. Maybe we should think about prosecuting them.”

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Climate tweets on Sanders

Your questioner said, ‘What are we going to do in decades?’ We don’t have decades.” @BernieSanders goes on to describe how he would send a message to fossil fuel industry, that “their short-term profits are not more important than the future of this planet. #DemDebate https://t.co/LQUsCjOc7Y

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Sanders official predicts health care, climate change will be top issues in fifth Democratic debate

A national policy director for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2020 campaign predicted that health care and climate change will be among the top issues raised during Wednesday’s Democratic presidential primary debate.

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2020 Democrats in Las Vegas unify in attacking Trump as 'Divider-In-Chief'

[Biden] pledged to fight climate change with mandated lower emissions, funnel money into public education and make health care affordable without raising middle class taxes. … Sanders pledged to fight climate change with a $16.3 trillion plan that builds on the Green New Deal and calls for the United States to move to renewable energy across … Continue reading "https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2019/11/17/democrats-las-vegas-unify-attacking-donald-trump-national-nightmare/4226123002/"

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Climate tweets on Sanders

Sen. @BernieSanders, talking effects of climate change, says he is “not a scientist,” and that he “failed physics in college.” He’s discussing the flooding, drought and fires occuring right now around the world.

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Sanders on climate change

In an interview with The Bee, Sanders said the 20 million jobs the Green New Deal will create should be enough to get skeptics on board, even those in the Valley who still doubt climate change is real and urgent. “It will be an economic boon to this country,” he said.

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At Fresno Rally, Bernie Sanders Calls Climate Change A Global Crisis, Touts Green New Deal

Targeting wealth inequality and the climate change crisis, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed a large crowd at Fresno City College Friday amid a sea of “Bernie” signs and episodic chants of his first name.

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