If Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh didn’t have the look and sound of a 15-year-old, one could easily assume he was twice his real age. The indigenous environmentalist talks like a seasoned activist and well-educated adult, rather than the teenager he really is. Perhaps it is because he is so driven by passion for his cause of climate justice.
"Setting aside climate skeptics, most of our leaders in government and finance who acknowledge the role of humans in warming the planet reason that it would cost too much money to transition away from fossil fuels immediately."
The worship of the petrodollar along with its angels of externalities must stop. This "we can't afford it" meme is so overplayed.
WE CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO CHANGE OUR WAYS!
Kudos to Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh and his peers!
We are facing possible human extinction and Obama gives us incremental change that of course the trade deals will end. Safe bet eh? His half measures are killing us and Hillary will be worse.
Either they have some other place to go, off earth or they are fully insane. Climate change won't just hurt the poor this time it will kill them and their children too. Are they too insane to realize?
We should be dramatically changing our way of life right now. But our fearless and insanely greedy leaders play politics. Bernie is the only one I would trust to actually make radical changes. We need him so badly right now.
Note the specifics of the FRAME:
"The lead plaintiff, 19-year-old Kelsey Juliana, released a statement saying, “This will be the trial of the century that will determine if we have a right to a livable future, or if corporate power will continue to deny our rights for the sake of their own wealth.”
The above statement differs dramatically from the generic "We are failing kids" CRAP!
Also, Mr. Sanders' efforts to rein in the corporations IS the key to working to alleviate the worst of climate chaos.
Since it's largely the Monsantos, Koch Brothers, and Oil hegemons who determine much of U.S. (govt--not exactly abiding by citizens' needs or wishes) policy, and why it is that environmental concerns are pushed to the bottom of the list; Mr. Sanders' strategy is to disarm those entities so that progress CAN occur.
Lumping Sanders in with the "usual suspects" is disappointing, and in my view, inaccurate.
We can't afford to spend trillions of dollars for the US Military to wage imperialist, hegemonic, genocidal, ecocidal wars OF terror to prop up the fossil fuel monopoly and to make blood money profits.
People who take the time and trouble to go down to their polling precinct to vote for Bernie on Election Day will also vote for Democrats running for Congress and state legislatures, even if Bernie runs as an independent. That's independent with a small "i."