GREEN NEW DEAL: A vision for America to address both economic inequality and climate change.
Vision for America: Green New Deal
With the threat of civilization-distrupting climate change looming over the nation's and planet's future, the late months of 2018 have begun what has potential to be a significant moment for the political establishment to act on climate and begin a real and meaningful path towards sustainability.
Referenced from Franklin D. Roosvelt's plan to bring the country out of the Great Depression, the framework for a Green New Deal (GND) is being lead by US Congressional Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to establish a committee to sprearhead this initiative in Congress.
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Resilience: Could a Green New Deal Save Civilization? To fully and systematically address the climate/energy crisis, the plan will have to be far broader in scope than what is currently being proposed. And while we need to mobilize society as a whole with a World War II-level of effort, the reality is that there’s never been a challenge like this before.
The Green New Deal’s Sudden Popularity Is A Reason For Climate Change Optimism - The Green New Deal is a unifying political message that gets back to the basics of creating an economy that works for all people and protects the planet as a result.
Gov. Whitman: I'm glad to see Republicans recognizing climate change. Now they must do something - "Republicans can stand for a clean environment and market principles. But we can't stand on the sidelines. We must enter this debate with our own ideas, and push for policies that cut the pollution intensifying havoc across our country and world. And token cuts are not enough, we must reduce emissions and move toward clean energy as fast as the science of climate change demands."
Rolling Stone: Getting to the Bottom of the Green New Deal
The Intercept: The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal
Morning Joe: Debating AOC and Green New Deal from different sides [1.7.10]
VOX: The Green New Deal, explained - An insurgent movement is pushing Democrats to back an ambitious climate change solution. [12.21.18]
The Atlantic: What to Do Before the Green New Deal - Bold action on climate change can start at the state level. [12.19.18]
Politico: Here’s What Happened to the Last Green New Deal - If progressives want to pass environmental legislation, they should pay attention to what happened 50 years ago. [12.19.18]
The Atlantic: The Democratic Party Wants to Make Climate Policy Exciting - After years of infighting, the Democrats may finally have found an environmental consensus in the Green New Deal. [12.5.18]
The Green Party: The Green New Deal is a four part program for moving America quickly out of crisis into a secure, sustainable future. Inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Green New Deal will provide similar relief and create an economy that makes our communities sustainable, healthy and just.
When Americans are told about a #GreenNewDeal to reduce #carbon pollution & create clean energy jobs by investing in infrastructure, and renewable energy, and efficient buildings and transportation systems, almost 70% are supportive. And that includes almost 60% of #Republicans. pic.twitter.com/GmeoOPO6xj— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) January 23, 2019
EcoWatch: 81% of Voters Support a Green New Deal [12.18.18]
In These Times: We Can’t Afford to Let Nancy Pelosi Bury the Green New Deal - Incoming speaker creates climate committee with limited powers—undermining a far more ambitious initiative. [12.21.18]
The Nation: The Green New Deal Is Good for the Planet—and the Democratic Party - Democrats can no longer get away with offering milquetoast solutions. [12.20.18]
The Climate Lemon: Green New Deal: A bold vision for America’s future [11.19.18]
HuffPo: We Can Pay For A Green New Deal - The greatest burden we are passing on to future generations is not the but our failure to respond to the climate crisis. We must move beyond the fatalism about paying for a Green New Deal so we can get to the conversation that matters most: How can a Green New Deal protect our finite natural resources, end the climate crisis and build the 21st century economy that works for everyone?
Sunrise Movement: Road Map to Victory - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has proposed a Select Committee for a Green New Deal, a plan that would transform our economy and society at the scale needed to stop the climate crisis.
Solar and wind power alone could provide four fifths of U.S. power - Study confirms U.S. could have a carbon-free (aka GREEN NEW DEAL) grid in coming decades