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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sanders goes to the people for climate solutions as corporate media ignores the climate crisis

"If we do not get our act together, I worry about the planet that we will be leaving... The grassroots of this country has got to stand up."

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While the Trump administration works hard to undo any progress the country has made towards curbing climate change and the corporate media ignores the climate crisis, Senator Bernie Sanders, along with Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is going straight to the people for help.

Sanders will host a national town hall this evening at 7p.m. EST, titled “Solving Our Climate Crisis”, to address the global threat of climate change and brainstorm for solutions that not only will protect the planet but will create tens of millions of new jobs.

“We have found that on some of the most important issues facing this country and the world, corporate media, generally speaking, is not there,” Sanders told The Intercept‘s Naomi Klein at the Sanders Institute Gathering in Burlington, Vermont over the weekend. “If we do not get our act together, I worry about the planet that we will be leaving… The grassroots of this country has got to stand up.”

Along with Sanders will be 350.org founder and author Bill McKibben; actress and activist Shailene Woodley; CNN host Van Jones; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Union of Concerned Scientists Director of Climate Science Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel; Dale Ross, mayor of Georgetown, Texas; and Dr. Camilla Bausch, president of Ecologic Institute.

Ocasio-Cortez has already taken bold steps to tackle the climate crisis, partnering with the youth-led Sunrise Movement to champion a Green New Deal. The Green New Deal aims to radically tackle the climate crisis by developing a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to transition the U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy within 10 years of passing the Green New Deal legislation. So far 18 Democrats have signed on to back it.

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