Sanders: I Hope Trump Reads the Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change and Changes His View
SANDERS: "All over the world, governments understand, private corporations understand, that climate change is real, it is caused by human activity, it is already doing devastating harm. And as you point out, the Pope’s encyclical in a very strong way made that point. And the fact that we have a President Trump today who is rejecting science, who is trying to make it harder for us to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel into energy efficiency, into sustainable energy, it is an international disgrace. You listen to the scientists, you don’t reject science in order to see the fossil fuel industry make short-term profitable gains. So I would hope very much that Trump actually reads that encyclical and maybe changes his view on this terribly important issue."