In Thursday's Democratic debate in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders said that what he called Hillary Clinton's incremental approach to fighting climate change is insufficient in the face of the global crisis. "We have an enemy out there, and that enemy is going to cause drought, and floods, and extreme weather disturbances," he said.
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Sanders accused Clinton of promoting fracking technology, and Clinton noted that Sanders opposes the Paris climate agreement and said his bigger proposals will never get past Congress. "If we approach this as if we were at war," Sanders said, the U.S. could be up to the challenge, as it was during World War II. "There will be economic dislocation" to phasing out coal and oil and nuclear power, but a giant, comprehensive national push could wean the U.S. off fossils fuels. Peter Weber