Most rational people realize that there is something going on with the climate and weather……but for some reason the “centrists” Dems do not seem to want to make it an issue in the 2020….why is that?
There will be as many as 12 Democratic presidential debates over the next year. But none of them will be devoted to climate change — for now, anyway.
Presidential candidate Jay Inslee — who is running as a climate change candidate with a deeply developed plan to transform the nation’s energy system and rapidly slash carbon emissions — had urged the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to host a debate dedicated exclusively to climate change. But Wednesday evening Inslee announced that his campaign received a call from the DNC “letting us know that they will not host a climate debate.”
What’s more, Inslee said the DNC told him that if he participated in another climate debate, outside of the DNC, the candidate and current governor of Washington would not be invited to any of the highly anticipated and televised DNC debates.
The DNC does what it does best,,,,lip service….grand ideas with no substance…..
Glad to say that someone is paying attention to the lack of concern and debate on the issue of climate…..
The Sunrise Movement is planning a massive program of protest to bring the issue to the forefront of the 2020 debate….
With the DNC set to vote next month on whether to host a 2020 presidential debate focused specifically on the climate crisis, the youth-led Sunrise Movement is planning a mass mobilization aimed at ensuring the Democratic leadership approves the grassroots demand that is backed by nearly every Democratic presidential contender and 64 percent of the party’s voters.
During the DNC’s national meeting on August 22-24, committee members from each state are expected to vote on a resolution calling for an official climate-focused debate, which activists argued is more necessary than ever after the first two Democratic debates in Miami, Florida devoted a combined 15 minutes to the planetary emergency.
Ahead of the vote, Sunrise said it plans to hold demonstrations at the local offices of DNC members nationwide to make clear that “the people demand a climate debate.”
Hopefully their efforts will bear fruit….the issue of climate change has been ignored long enough……
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
At least those on the Left of the party see the need to expand our fight against the coming doom…..
In response to news on Tuesday that a European Union satellite agency declared last month the hottest June ever recorded, 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said, “Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to start treating this like a crisis and not a hoax.”
With campaigners across the world demanding leaders respond to the crisis of the rapidly heating planet as the “climate emergency” it is, Sanders was responding to a tweet by 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben noting new data released by the UN-supported Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) that showed global temperatures last month were the highest ever recorded for June since records began in the late 19th century.
Time to remove our collective heads from the sand…..time to make climate change a priority. PERIOD!