During the last Democratic Presidential debate, Bernie Sanders said “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism. And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you’re going to see countries all over the world — this is what the CIA says — they’re going to be struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops, and you’re going to see all kinds of international conflict.”
This quote has been fact-checked and thought-pieced ad infinitum, but at the end of the conversation – he is right. At least in part. And that part is worth worrying about.
As COP21 quickly approaches, and particularly in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris, it is more important now than ever to stand together and demand action against climate change. This weekend (November 29), 350.org and others have organized another Global Climate March, following the momentum of last year. If you are able, I highly encourage you to find an action near you to share your voice and shout our message: keep fossil fuels in the ground and finance a just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050.