Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continued to wage his personal war against climate change this week; comparing the country’s struggle to stop global warming with the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
“In some ways…I’m reminded today in terms of the crisis that we face in climate change about where the United States was in 1941 when it was attacked at Pearl Harbor, and what happened at that point, having to fight a war on two fronts in the East and in Europe, the United States came together and within three years it had created the type of armaments program that was necessary to, in fact, win the war,” Sanders said in a conference call with reporters.
“So I don’t think the issue here isn’t that we can’t address this problem, i think we can, I think we know exactly what has to be done, and that is massive investment in sustainable energy, massive investments in energy efficiency, transform our transportation system, we know what has to be done, but the problem is the lack of political will,” he said.
“We know that the scientific consensus is here, the solutions are right in front of us but…this is not just a scientific crisis, not just an environmental crisis, a climate crisis but this is a political crisis of inaction, and it’s going to take political will, political courage in order for us to treat us this issue with the urgency that the next generation needs in order for us to preserve our way of life and preserve our planet as much as we possibly can,” added Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The two politicians released new legislation Tuesday that would officially designate climate change “national emergency.”
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ARMAGEDDON AGAIN: Beto Says US Has ‘12 Years’ Before Climate Apocalypse, Predicts End of ‘Houston’
Beto O’Rourke echoed the climate-change chorus of fellow Democrats Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thursday; telling a crowd of supporters the US has “no more than 12 years” before a global apocalypse.
O’Rourke was speaking at an Iowa coffeeshop hours after announcing his 2020 presidential campaign when he issued the dire prediction.
"This is our final chance. The scientists are unanimous that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis. My gratitude for the young people who have stepped up to offer such a bold proposal." pic.twitter.com/P3O6yI0nG6
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 14, 2019
“This is our final chance. The scientists are unanimous that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis. My gratitude for the young people who have stepped up to offer such a bold proposal,” said Beto.
“Ultimately, [these storms] will compromise the ability to live in a city like Houston, Texas,” he added.
BERNIE IN TROUBLE: Elizabeth Warren Climbs to 2ND PLACE in California, Bernie Falls to 3rd
Firebrand Senator Elizabeth Warren surged to third place in California according to a recent poll; passing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders but remaining behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the ultra-liberal state.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Biden remains in the lead with 22% of likely Democratic support; followed by Warren at 18% and Sanders at 17%.
Despite a growing American workforce with unemployment at levels not seen in more than half a century, Warren vowed to “remake” the US economy this week; suggesting a series of massive new proposals.
“As the 23 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination struggle to distinguish themselves, Senator Elizabeth Warren has set herself apart with a series of sweeping proposals that would significantly remake the American economy, covering everything from tax policy to student debt relief and offering a detailed portrait of what her presidency might look like,” reports the New York Times.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has laid out a series of policies that would significantly remake the American economy. Here's what that might look like.https://t.co/ADCUzMKSlo
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) June 10, 2019
“Many of the proposals from Ms. Warren, a former Harvard law professor and hawk on financial regulation, could face a difficult path to winning over moderates in a general election, and to gaining approval in Congress if she did take the White House. But the sheer volume of her plans, and their detail and variety, is forcing her rivals to play catch-up and stake out their own positions,” adds the Times.
Her proposals allow the federal government to monitor -and in some cases- dictate industry standards, salaries, bonuses, and more. She’s also called for the “break-up” of large technology companies, including Google and Amazon.
Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled her new “plan” to fight climate change last Thursday; asserting she can simply “make 1.2 million jobs” to push back against global warming and reduce America’s carbon emissions.
The 2020 hopeful was speaking at an MSNBC Town Hall event when she was asked to expand on her latest proposal to protect the environment.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 6, 2019
“The thing is, you can’t just wave your arms. You’ve got to have a plan, and I do have a plan on this. Here’s how it starts: I’m going to make 1.2 million new jobs, new jobs that are good jobs, that are jobs in manufacturing, good union jobs,” said Warren.
“Here’s the idea behind it. Right now, we have a climate crisis, it threatens us all… That needs a lot of research, lot of innovation, and a lot manufacturing to push back against that,” she added.