According to Sen. Bernie Sanders, the only self-professed socialist in the U.S. Senate, the debate over global warming is “over.”
Fields asked Sanders, “You say that you’re concerned about global warming. Why is that we haven’t seen the planet warming the past 16 years?”
The Vermont senator incredulously responded, “Ohhh don’t tell me, don’t tell me you’re one of those?!”
“No, really!” said Fields. “You’re not going to answer the question?”
“The planet is warming up. The oceans are warmer than they used to be. We’ve just had the hottest summer in modern history,” said Sanders. “There really is not a debate anymore about global warming. That debate is over.”
“The scientific community is unanimous about it. You ask the Department of Defense of the United States what they consider to be one of the great national security issues, it is global warming. And the time is now what people are saying by the hundreds of thousands that we have to transform our energy systems away from fossil fuels, move to energy efficiency and sustainable energy.”
Recent evidence, though, disagrees with Sen. Sanders. A new report based on satellite data shows that there has been no global warming for 17 years and 11 months.
Sanders has made it no secret he’s mulling a run for the White House in 2016,
Other politicians and celebrities such as Al Gore, Leo DiCaprio and New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio were also in attendance for the climate march.