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Sen. Bernie Sanders has called for a tax on the carbon emissions which cause global warming. "Sen. Boxer and I have introduced legislation to do just that. We are going to do it in a way that impacts fewer than 3,000 of the most significant fossil-fuel polluters in the country," Sanders said in a new documentary -- "Carbon" -- by Leonardo DiCaprio and Thom Hartmann. "The reason we do it is that people should not have the freedom -- quote, unquote -- to destroy the planet. They cannot continue to be able to do that with impunity," Sanders added. The documentary came out Wednesday. That same day Reuters reported that a town in the Solomon Islands is relocating to escape the rising Pacific Ocean. The project is the first time that a provincial capital with all its services and facilities is being moved because it is imperiled by rising seas caused by the changing climate.

Watch "Carbon": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP-Twj2lzB8

Read more from Politico: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/leonardo-dicaprio-climate-change-movie-110185.html?hp=r6

Read more from Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/us-foundation-climatechange-solomons-idUSKBN0GF1AB20140815


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