This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Only one party recognizes the urgent existential crisis facing our planet. Only one party believes in science and solutions. 1/14
Climate change is a global emergency. We have no time to waste in taking action to protect Americans’ lives and futures. 2/14 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction #climate
The last four years have seen record-breaking storms, devastating wildfires, and historic floods. Urban and rural communities alike have suffered tens of billions of dollars in economic losses. 3/14 #DemPartyPlatform #climate #ClimateAction
Dams have failed catastrophically in Michigan. Farmers’ crops have been drowned in their fields across the Midwest. Coastal communities from Florida to New Jersey are facing an existential crisis as a result of sea level rise and stronger storms. 4/14 #DemPartyPlatform #Climate
Thousands of Americans have died. And President Trump still callously and willfully denies the science that explains why so many are suffering.5/14
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Like so many crises facing the United States, the impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed in our society or our economy. 6/14
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Communities of color, low-income families, and Indigenous communities have long suffered disproportionate and cumulative harm from air pollution, water pollution, and toxic sites. 7/14 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction #climate
From Flint, Michigan, to the Navajo Nation, to Lowndes County, Alabama, millions of Americans have been denied access to clean, safe drinking water and even the most basic wastewater infrastructure. 8/14
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Pacific Islanders in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are losing their traditional way of life as sea level rise submerges their homelands. 9/14 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction #ClimateCrisis
And although the youngest generations of Americans have contributed the least to this calamity, they stand to lose the most as they suffer from the impacts of runaway carbon pollution for decades to come.10/14 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction #ClimateCrisis
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