Most of us share the view of the vast majority of scientists who, having examined all existing evidence, have concluded that global climate change is real and is almost certainly caused by man-made activities. Our goal must be to cut greenhouse gas emissions and transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy. In the process of moving our country to energy independence we can, over a period of years, create millions of good paying jobs.
Almost all Republicans in Congress disagree. Supported by the coal and oil companies, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh believe that global climate change is a “hoax,” and that our energy system should continue to be largely reliant on fossil fuels. The newly empowered Republicans in Congress are doing everything they can to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and, in a variety of ways, give support to the oil and coal companies.
This is no small issue. The future of the planet, in terms of extreme weather disturbances, flooding, drought, disease and large-scale human migration, may be at stake. We must vigorously fight for environmental sanity and for energy policies that move us away from fossil fuels."
— Bernie Sanders (via socialuprooting)