The Green New Deal
What is it?
Mother Jones: No, the Green New Deal Doesn’t Ban Meat or Planes. Here’s What It Does. The concept of a Green New Deal has been floating around for the past decade, but ever since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) began to promote it, the term has become ubiquitous shorthand for aggressive climate action. Inspired by the mobilization of government resources by FDR to address the Great Depression, a Green New Deal envisions total commitment by the federal government, from jobs to infrastructure to a massive infusion of cash to address the dire consequences of climate change.
VOX: Theres now an official Green New Deal. Heres whats in it. A close look at the fights it picks and the fights it avoids.
What's being said about it.
Republicans Who Voted for the Trump Tax Cuts Are Now Very Worried About the Cost of the Green New Deal When House Democrats convened a hearing Tuesday morning to examine the potential impacts of climate change, they wanted to highlight the potential costs of ignoring the problem. “This is a hearing on the future of our country, covering a topic we cannot afford to ignore,” House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said at the start. But the Republicans on the committee wanted to keep the conversation focused on a narrower topic: the costs associated with the passage of a Green New Deal.
Five legal principles for the Green New Deal As the Green New Deal continues to attract attention on both the left and right, a key element has been missing from the conversation: What the law behind all these big ideas might actually look like. The Green New Deal, if there is to be one, won’t just be a resolution like the one introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and endorsed by most Democratic presidential candidates. And the systemic changes it calls for simply cannot be accomplished by executive fiat or court order. Ultimately, it will be a 500-page piece of federal legislation. Here are five legal principles that should guide it:
Editorial: The Guardian view on a Green New Deal: we need it now The Green New Deal is probably the most fashionable policy in the English-speaking world. In Britain it is advocated by both Tory MPs and Jeremy Corbyn; while a non-partisan Canadian coalition of nearly 70 groups are backing such a scheme. However, it has been made flesh by US Democrats, in particular the political phenomenon in the US House of Representatives, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ms Ocasio-Cortez has spelled out what a Green New Deal involves in a House resolution: rejecting economic orthodoxy to confront climate change. She ought to be congratulated twice over.
Want a Green New Deal? Here’s a better one. WE FAVOR a Green New Deal to save the planet. We believe such a plan can be efficient, effective, focused and achievable.
The Green New Deal proposed by congressional Democrats does not meet that test. Its proponents, led by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), are right to call for ambition and bold action. They are right that the entire energy sector must be reshaped.
The Green New Deal could help farmers help the planet The new potential plan could incentivize farming practices that help remove carbon pollution from the atmosphere.
There's a remedy for climate change, and Green New Deal isn't it Unless we spend trillions of dollars on a Green New Deal to eliminate fossil fuels, will we all die from climate change? After reading the federal government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, I’d say that the damage from climate change, while significant, seems far from catastrophic.
vox: This is an emergency, damn it Green New Deal critics are missing the bigger picture.