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The environmentalist case against Bernie Sanders
The environmentalist case against Bernie Sanders
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The environmentalist case against Bernie Sanders 

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making climate change a centerpiece of his 2020 campaign, referring to it both as a “moral issue” and “the single greatest threat to our planet.” He’s right. Climate change is an impending disaster that threatens everything we take for granted, from abundant food to livable cities.

Extreme weather events in the United States have steadily increased over the past several decades. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, climate disasters caused over $300 billion dollars’ worth of damage in 2017 as the country was hit with supercharged hurricanes and extended droughts. But even though Senator Sanders is keen on highlighting the dangers of global warming, he’s the wrong man for the job.

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