Bernie: 'It's Just Hard to Believe'

And other strong remarks around the Sunday dial
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2018 2:29 PM CDT
In this file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign stop for a Democratic hopeful.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

(Newser) – On ABC's This Week, White House adviser Larry Kudlow questioned the latest UN climate report—and Sen. Bernie Sander's wasn't letting it go. "The comments ... that Larry Kudlow made are so irresponsible, so dangerous that it's just hard to believe that a leading government official could make them," says Sanders, per the Hill. "We have 12 years." Indeed, the report warns that Earth must cut emissions by 45% before 2030 or risk a spike of 2.7-degrees Fahrenheit. Kudlow had questioned what the Economist calls a "meticulous" survey of over 6,000 studies: "Personally, I think the UN study is … way, way too difficult," says Kudlow. "I won't say it's a scare tactic but I think they overestimate." For more around the Sunday dial:

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