Bernie Sanders wants Ban new Drilling Offshore, on Fed. Land

John Iadarola | (The Young Turks) | – –

“Bernie Sanders is taking a strong stand against climate change. He proposed an aggressive plan to curb the United States consumption of fossil fuels. John Iadarola, host of Think Tank, delivers his Final Judgment on the Keep It In The Ground Act.”

The Young Turks: “Bernie Sanders Proposes BOLD Climate Change Policy”

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  1. When basic common sense becomes an “aggressive plan” or “taking a strong stand” then members of Congress have become far too comfortable with fossil-fuel being in-charge.

    The only reason the fossil fuel industry has gained so much power is from observation made with the onset of mechanized warfare and reinforced by the WWII Allied victory. Controlling fuels and lubricant supplies assures domination and a sense of security.

    Seventy years have come and gone. Wars fought like a game of chess are passé. Wars are now fought like the game of Go. 1950s warfare-state strategies are no longer relevant, much the same as the hold on our country by the fossil-fuel enterprises have become.

    Senator Sanders brings back to life the simple American concept that a BALANCE must be struck between the expectations of established enterprise and those of the actual needs of common people who need to breathe and have a suitable place to abide and raise their offspring.

  2. If we are to have a chance at forestalling global warming, some fossil fuels will have to be left in the ground. Coal, fracking, offshore oil drilling, tar sands ~ these are all highly polluting energy sources, and we have to do better …

    `It’s simple math: we can emit 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide — five times the safe amount. Fossil fuel companies are planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them.` http://math.350.org

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