By Julian Brave NoiseCat
Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. The United States must take the lead, acting decisively and quickly to avert catastrophic warming of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to scientists.
Despite the existential nature of this crisis, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has defied the voices of hundreds of thousands of its rank-and-file members, prominent leaders inside the party, as well as 15 of its highest profile presidential candidates and decided that it will not hold a climate-debate. What’s more, the party has stated that it will blacklist any candidates who decide to participate in unsanctioned debates about global warming.
In this memo, Julian NoiseCat lays out the case for a climate focused debate among those seeking the Democratic Nomination.