Thursday, July 11, 2019

AOC, Sanders Call for ‘Climate Emergency’ Declaration in Congress

The resolution echoes the core ideas of the Green New Deal, saying global warming demands a massive mobilization of resources on par with the U.S. response to WWII.

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders, shown here at a news conference in June, introduced a resolution on July 9, 2019, along with Rep. Earl Blumenauer, calling on Congress to declare a climate emergency. (Credit: Saul Loeb/Getty Images) Click to Enlarge.
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a resolution Tuesday asking Congress to declare that global warming is an emergency demanding a massive mobilization of resources to protect the U.S. economy, society, and national security.

Over two dozen lawmakers, including most of the senators currently running for president, signed on as co-sponsors.

The resolution, introduced by Sanders (I-Vt.), Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), calls for "a national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization of the resources and labor of the United States at a massive-scale to halt, reverse, mitigate, and prepare for the consequences of the climate emergency and to restore the climate for future generations."

The sponsors described a need for a mobilization of the nation's resources and labor on par with when the country entered World War II.

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