Sanders: GOP ‘More Concerned’ About Koch Brothers Contributions than Climate Change

‘Climate change is real, caused by human activity and already causing major and devastating problems in our country around the world’

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DICKERSON: “Let’s talk about climate change. That was important issue for Democrats this week. You got new plan coming out, carbon tax as part of it. Might not that scare people?”

SANDERS: “Absolutely.”

DICKERSON: “Tell me about that?”

SANDERS: “John, this is not plan for Democrats. Pope Francis recently said something which I think is profound, he’s right as he often is. What he said is, this plan set on a suicidal direction in terms of climate change. And it is beyond my comprehension that we can have a Republican party and Republican candidates who are more concerned about getting huge campaign contributions from the Koch brothers and Exxon mobile and coal industry than they are about accepting the overwhelming majority of scientists are saying. That is, climate change is real, caused by human activity and already causing major and devastating problems in our country around the world. What the scientists are telling us, we are — is that if we do not act boldly and aggressively now, which is what my legislation does, massive cuts in carbon pollution F. We don’t do it now, the planet that we are going to be leaving to our children and grandchildren may very well be uninhabitable and much worse shape than plan set today. We are have moral obligation to move aggressively to transform our energies away from fossil fuel and sustainable energy that is what my legislation does. You want to talk about being frightened, I am, about the planet that we’ll leave our kids.”

DICKERSON: “Senator Bernie Sanders we’ll have to leave it there.”

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