Democratic Party leaders have repeatedly brushed off urgent calls for radical climate action by declaring that they—the Serious Adults in the Room—should be trusted to fix the situation. Yet their utter failure to rise to the COVID-19 crisis and catch the millions of people in free-fall right now should dispel any notion that current political leadership will save us from the climate crisis—poised to be far worse than the global pandemic if the status quo continues unabated.

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