The Democratic National Committee continues to ignore the most pressing issue of our time — the global climate crisis — by refusing to allow presidential candidates to hold a debate focused specifically on the climate. Given that the president has launched a wholesale scorched earth attack on all things environmental, it’s far past time for the Democrats, if they truly seek to lead the nation in 2020, to make their environmental agenda known to the public whose votes they seek.
Source: The DNC Can’t Be Allowed to Ignore the Climate Crisis
Weakened permafrost in Canadian Arctic a further sign that global climate crisis accelerating faster than scientists had feared
Source: Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted | Environment | The Guardian
“The DNC is silencing the voices of Democratic activists, many of our progressive partner organizations, and nearly half of the Democratic presidential field, who want to debate the existential
Source: ‘This Is an Emergency. We Need the Democrats to Act Like It’: Outrage as DNC Announces It Will Not Host 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis | Common Dreams News
Advocates of the Green New Deal say there is great urgency in dealing with the climate crisis and highlight the scale and scope of what is required to combat it. They are right. They use the term “New Deal” to evoke the massive response by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the United States government to the Great Depression. An even better analogy would be the country’s mobilization to fight World War II.
Source: The Climate Crisis is Our Third World War. It Needs a Bold Response | Portside
“The world is currently completely unprepared to envisage, and even less deal with, the consequences of catastrophic climate change.”
Source: ‘Existential’ Risk of Climate Crisis Could Lead to Civilizational Collapse by 2050, Warns Report | Common Dreams News