VIDEO: Senator Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye Discuss Climate Change – What Trump Left Out of His Inaugural Speech to Congress
Climate change has become an existential risk and President Trump did not mention it in his inaugural address to Congress. Perhaps the Koch Brothers have something to do with that. But while Trump is recalcitrant and willfully refuses to address the impact of climate change on human societies Bernie Sanders and Bill Nigh have done it for him and presented the case for a response to climate change being good for the economy and creating jobs that could make a long lasting difference to the workers in the fossil fuel industries who are losing their jobs.
“The problem is the speed at which the climate is changing,” Bill Nigh says to Bernie Sanders. “It’s the rate.”
VIDEO: Senator Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye Discuss Climate Change
Will someone please tell Donald Trump that tackling climate change is good for the economy and will create jobs? And will someone also tell him that the economic cost of denying climate change is exponential – locally, nationally, and globally. While other countries are racing ahead the U.S. will be left behind, and as the rapid rate of climate change increases at a breathtaking rate whole regions of the U.S. are being placed in jeopardy. Check with the insurance industry for predictions of costs.
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The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.