Sen. Cory Booker took on the issue of climate change Sunday at a campaign stop in Bedford, New Hampshire, telling supporters that if action isn’t taken to mitigate climate change, Americans may face an “unstable planet.”
“If you want to talk about how much of a crisis it is, don’t listen to politicians, look at the reports the US military are putting out. If we don’t do something rapidly, just 25 years from now, when I’m about the age of the current president, then we will have a nation where we are dealing with an unstable planet,” said Booker.
“Famines, refugee crises, and unfortunately, extremism that will rise. Our military is planning for -- I don’t want to use the word Armageddon -- but planning for planetary crisis. You want to hear what’s going on, talk about people who set insurance rates, flood insurance, fire insurance,” he added.
Earlier in the event, the New Jersey senator said that if elected, his first act as president would be to re-add the US to the Paris climate agreement, from which President Donald Trump announced last year that he was withdrawing the US.