Kucinich, 18 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Lead Global Effort to Combat Climate Change + The War is a Threat to Our National Security

Dandelion Salad

by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Dec 4, 2009

Congress Kucinich, along with Congressmen Grijalva (D-AZ), Payne (D-NJ) and Ellison (D-MN) and 15 other Members of Congress today called for President Obama to work toward global commitments to greenhouse gas reductions as well as a framework to provide assistance to developing countries during his trip to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Copenhagen.

“Fighting climate change overseas will help the U.S. economic recovery because of the expected demand for American goods and services in areas of green technologies, providing job growth here at home,” said Kucinich.

Priorities of 80 countries at the UNFCCC include obtaining mitigation and adaptation assistance and commitments by developed nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels that will stabilize the climate.

“Developing countries will feel the effects of climate change with the most intensity. If left to their own resources to cope, fertile grounds for political instability will be created. Climate change is a threat to our own national security according to the intelligence community,” said Kucinich.

“If we are going to be taken seriously at the negotiating table and make genuine progress toward addressing climate change, we need to show developing countries that we hear their concerns, we need to demonstrate that we recognize that as the country disproportionately responsible for climate change, we have a disproportionate obligation to help those who will be affected the most,” said Kucinich.

Read the full letter HERE [pdf].

***

The War is a Threat to Our National Security

Kucinich4prez
December 03, 2009

December 03, 2009 C-SPAN

***

The War is a Threat to Our National Security

by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Dec 3, 2009

Following a speech on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement:

“America is in the fight of its life and that fight is not in Afghanistan — its here. We are deeply in debt. Our GDP is down. Our manufacturing is down. Our savings are down. The value of the dollar is down. Our trade deficit is up. Business failures are up. Bankruptcies are up.

“The war is a threat to our national security. We’ll spend over one $100 billion next year to bomb a nation of poor people while we reenergize the Taliban, destabilize Pakistan, deplete our army and put more of our soldiers’ lives on the line. Meanwhile, back here in the USA, 15 million people are out of work. People are losing their jobs, their health care, their savings, their investments, and their retirement security. $13 trillion in bailouts for Wall Street, trillions for war; when are we going to start taking care of things here at home?”

see

A lesson from Seattle for Copenhagen: Vigorous Activism Can Defeat the Denialists by Patrick Bond

The Story of Cap and Trade

Dennis Kucinich: We’re Acting Like a Latter Day Version of the Roman Empire

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Kucinich, 18 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Lead Global Effort to Combat Climate Change + The War is a Threat to Our National Security

  1. Pingback: The Audacity of Ethnic Cleansing by Mike Whitney | Dandelion Salad

  2. Pingback: Trickle-up Economics By Paul Craig Roberts « Dandelion Salad

Comments are closed.