Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Saturday climate change poses the greatest threat to national security – both on American spoil and around the world.
Asked if Sanders still believes climate change greatest is the gravest national security threat, as he did in the first Democratic debate, he responded “absolutely.”
“In fact, 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 counties all over the world…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,” Sanders said.
Watch the senator’s response, captured by TPM: