Monday, November 19, 2018

Quote of the Day

Here’s the reality: unless the next Democratic president makes combating climate change a central feature of his or her platform (seriously combating climate change, not the half-measures and committees put forth by Democrats swimming in oil money), we’re all doomed. Hell, some scientists give our species a 50-50 chance of surviving the 21st century. . . . If Bernie Sanders is the only Democrat willing to put aggressive climate policies like the Green New Deal on his platform, then he’s the only Democrat who deserves to win in 2020. Period.

– Jacob Weindling
Excerpted from "Bernie Sanders Is Forcing a Debate
on Climate Change into the Democratic Mainstream
November 19, 2018

Related Off-site Links and Updates:
Inaction Over Climate Change Is Shameful – Martin Wolf (Financial Times, October 23, 2018).
Will Democrats Back a "Green New Deal"? – Sonali Kolhatkar (Common Dreams, November 24, 2018).
U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy – Coral Davenport and Kendra Pierre-Louis (New York Times, November 23, 2018).
Fighting for the Climate: A Note from Post-Apocalyptic California – Cynthia Kaufman (Common Dreams, November 25, 2018).
Bernie Sanders Lays Out Bold 10-Point Plan for Democrats – Jon Queally (Common Dreams via TruthDig, November 23, 2018).
A Lot of People Want Bernie Sanders to Run in 2020 – Edward -Isaac Dovere (The Atlantic, November 25, 2018).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
As the World Burns, Calls for a "Green New Deal"
Quote of the Day – August 29, 2017
The People's Climate Solidarity March – Minneapolis, 4/29/17
The Paris Climate Talks, Multilateralism, and a "New Approach to Climate Action"
Earth Day 2017
"It Is All Connected"
Standing Together
Quote of the Day – September 19, 2014
Quote of the Day – May 31, 2011

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