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BROOKLYN, NY (June 25, 2019) — Today, The Climate Mobilization criticized Vice President Mike Pence’s failure to declare a #ClimateEmergency during a recent interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“When the media listen to the people and use the language of ‘climate emergency,’ deniers like Mike Pence don’t know what to do, said Climate Mobilization Founder and Executive Director Margaret Klein Salamon. Every elected official knows that it is their duty to protect Americans, and they are failing to protect us from the climate emergency. Pence’s answers represent a profound abdication of responsibility and are unacceptable.”
Last week The Climate Mobilization launched a petition calling on Congress to declare a #ClimateEmergency which has gained thousands of signatures within a few days. Earlier this month, The Climate Mobilization also criticized the decision by Democratic National Committee’s leadership decision to refuse to hold a debate on climate change as a huge disappointment for the voting public and shows how out of touch they are with voters.
According to one study “six in ten Americans are now either “Alarmed” or “Concerned” about global warming. From 2013 to 2018, the proportion of “Alarmed” more than doubled.
“As more and more people demand that the government recognize the climate emergency and respond with a mobilization of our society and economy, climate deniers within this administration have no idea what to say, or how to react. They have lived in their own denial and propaganda for far too long and now it threatens the future existence of our planet unless people mobilize with the urgency necessary to preserve our planet from catastrophic environmental disaster,” added Klein Salamon.