October 10, 2016

Bill McKibben: “We’re At War,” Should Use Defense Budget On Climate


Bill McKibben, a leader of the Environmentalist Left, has taken his role as a member of  Hillary Clinton’s climate “war room” to new heights, arguing last week that America’s defense budget should be used to fight a climate “war”:

McKibben told an audience at Oberlin College in Ohio that “we have things like the defense budget that need to be put to work defending us against the most dangerous adversaries we face,” and that “we’re at war, we’re just not fighting back.”

McKibben’s belief that climate change is “the most dangerous” adversary we face is a position shared with former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

It’s not a surprise to see McKibben’s dark vision of a climate “war” on display, especially given his recent vitriolic comments in which he labeled anyone who dares invest in fossil fuels as “despicable.”

This also isn’t the first time McKibben has made a radical statement about defense issues. Previously, he once suggested the proper response to the 9/11 attacks should have been to increase the gas tax and put solar panels on half the houses in America: