The Green New Deal is being rolled out today:
Whether it’s a deadly cold snap or a hole under an Antarctic glacier or a terrifying new report, there seem to be constant reminders now of the dangers that climate change poses to humanity.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., think they have a start to a solution. Thursday they are introducing a framework defining what they call a “Green New Deal” — what they foresee as a massive policy package that would remake the U.S. economy and, they hope, eliminate all U.S. carbon emissions.
That’s a really big — potentially impossibly big — undertaking.
“Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us,” Ocasio-Cortez told NPR’s Steve Inskeep in an interview that aired Thursday on Morning Edition.
You can read the entire .pdf here. I’ve read it and found absolutely nothing objectionable and most of it makes a great deal of sense, so I suppose given our current political climate the Green New Deal, like the People’s Budget, will gain no traction among VSP and go nowhere.
Regardless, as far as goals go, it’s pretty solid and if we achieve any of it, it would be a win.