The Green New Deal, clarified

What is really in the Green New Deal?

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The Green New Deal is an aspiring plan to fight the effects of global warming. It is the only American plan that really recognizes the size of the imminent emergency. And it contains some tough truths that we may not want to hear.

Read the Green New Deal resolution here: https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/sites/ocasio-cortez.house.gov/files/Resolution%20on%20a%20Green%20New%20Deal.pdf

For extra context I suggest this piece by Vox’s Umair Irfan on the United Nations weather report, where the world’s best climatologists let us know how urgent of a problem this is: https://www.vox.com/2018/10/8/17948832/climate-change-global-warming-un-ipcc-report

This piece from Vox’s David Roberts, proves that world leaders truly are not taking this urgency earnestly. https://www.vox.com/2016/10/4/13118594/2-degrees-no-more-fossil-fuels

Finally, you should read this explainer of the Green New Deal, followed by this story (in list form) by Hannah Northey:

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/12/21/18144138/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-cortez

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060106501

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15 Comments:

  1. If you want to read about the Green New Deal in the lens of the 2020 election, I recommend this piece explaining Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal: https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/5/4/18527458/climate-change-jay-inslee-for-president-2020

    Inslee has the most ambitious climate proposals; it is, as Vox’s David Roberts writes, the Green New Deal translated into policy.

    For more from the rest of the 2020 democratic field, check out the Vox policy guide: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/23/18304657/vox-guide-2020-democratic-policy-primary#Climate%20change

    – Alvin

    • Michael Kelleher

      @Mint Visto too funny. I was at a state park in California ( Montana del oro ), they had a sign saying global warming killed off,most of the abaloney but they are now making a great comeback!. First if all we ate them to near extinction, second by that logic global warming is over lol.

    • Michael Kelleher

      @Pet ok sell your car go solar and grow your own food!

    • Ricky Washington

      If you want to do something about this explain why a Midwesterner who doesn’t care about ocean rising/hurricanes/wildfires should care. I mean if you’re in Ohio you want warmer temperatures

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    • Nah I’m good.

  2. I think most people arguing for change in the way we treat the environment. Are actually not willing to make the sacrifices that it takes. Like losing your job, losing your Healthcare, losing all financial security, and ending up sleeping on the streets. And that is why this debate is difficult, is because most people are just not willing to give up all there freedom, to a problem that they are not facing right now.

  3. сраные леваки и их бредни, бояться смерти

  4. What if a person likes what he does for a living and you take that away from them, is that not controlling how someone lives?

  5. Honestly, if all governements stopped producing weapons, they will have all the money they need

  6. Go vegan!

  7. Nightcore Amaza

    My family is on the fence sadly. My mums parents and siblings don’t believe in climate change. Me, my mum and siblings do believe in it. My grand father was a scientist and his job was to make and plan coal plants. Some how he doesn’t believe in climate change. It’s sad and depressing that they don’t care about my generation and the next. My mum is silent because she does not like arguments and my siblings try to argue but our cousins etc never listen

  8. If “woke” to the truths of the socioeconomic affects of climate change entails, by definition, a move to a much more socialistic government, then I honestly welcome the climate horror show. Wait, are those my only two options Democrats?

  9. thing is, doing it quickly will most likely lead to increasing costs in energy. it feels like “we” build stuff and exploited ressources to get cheap energy for the last 70 years and now it backfires and the current living generation has to pay the cost to get rid of the old ways and build the new ones, so that future generations still have a “liveable planet” and cheap energy. kind of a “sins of the father” scenario. what i dont get is why they didnt start earlier. like in the 70s and do it step by step

  10. “It’s not a policy, but only a first step.” Well, when there is a policy that can be discussed in terms of feasibility then we can discuss the “Green New Deal.” Usually when you recommend a massive structural change of economy you have the i’s dotted and t’s crossed. This doesn’t even tell us HOW to immediately go to Zero emissions overnight, much less how to pay for a gigantic welfare state.

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