Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sen. Bernie Sanders Slams GOP Global Warming Deniers

After listening to Republican senators cast doubt on global warming at a Senate environmental subcommittee, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pointed out that the vast preponderance of scientists agree that it is real and man-made–and that ignoring it will have catastrophic effects on national security, the economy and the environment. Sanders commented, “This truly is an Alice-In-Wonderland hearing. Within this little room, we are clearly living in two separate planets. Whether the differences are influenced by the fact that the Koch brothers, Exxon Mobil, the petroleum industry and the fossil fuel industry is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into think tanks trying to confuse the American people or we’re just dealing with politics here, I really don’t know... The United States needs to do what we do best: lead the world in a new direction.” Sanders advocated moving from fossil fuel to alternative, sustainable energy. Watch:



2 comments:

Michael J. Mand said...

Even if the majority of scientists are proven to be wrong, what is the downside to have taken action "just in case"? And what is the downside to doing nothing and finding out, as I suspect, that the scientists were right? This debate is silly. Protecting the environment is always the right thing to do.

Jeff Tone said...

Agreed. Ultimately, those who sow doubt about climate change, like the Koch brothers, are not concerned about the environment. They are only concerned about profit.