What Is the Green New Deal?
The Green New Deal is an ambitious, risky, possibly brilliant, and definitely controversial plan to slow climate change via a broad, progressive economic stimulus package for the USA.
It's a resolution — not a law or a detailed game plan. If we're lucky, it will be a stake in the ground, a rallying point that will lead to necessary changes in our broken system.
Introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it calls for a 10-year mobilization to make the US carbon neutral. Some call it the litmus test for 2020 Democrats. Republicans say it’s a socialist plot for taking away your cars, your cows, and your ice cream.
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THE GREEN NEW DEAL
Text of House Resolution 109: The Green New Deal, Congressional Record
Kathy Sherritts: Overview of the Green New Deal, presented at the GND Roundtable March 21, 2019
Rhiana Gunn-Wright, an architect of Green New Deal, explains why it has to be so ambitious, Pod Save America
The Good News About a Green New Deal, New Yorker
Green New Deal is Feasible and Affordable, CNN
Steve McCann: Is it feasible to achieve zero carbon emissions? presented at the GND Roundtable March 21, 2019
Lynnette McCurdy: Transportation Alternatives, presented at the GND Roundtable March 21, 2019
Natalie Purinton: Role of Youth Movement in Green New Deal, presented at the GND Roundtable March 21, 2019
“Our House Is On Fire … I Want You to Panic,” TED Talk by teen activist Greta Thunberg
1.4 Million Students in 123 Countries Strike to Save Climate, Vox
Inside the Sunrise Movement, NBC News
Rutger Bregman Interview, The Daily Show; and his TED Talk:
Poverty Isn't a Lack of Character, It's a Lack of Cash
Tony Robbins: In 5-10 years we may need to give people free cash, CNBC
James Mangan's Will Labor Support the Green New Deal? presented at the GND Roundtable March 21, 2019
MEDICARE FOR ALL
Richard McCann's Analysis, presented at the GND Roundtable March 21, 2019
SOCIAL POLICY & PLANNING
Donald G. Reid's Social Policy and Planning Implications, presented at the GND Roundtable March 21, 2019
Conservatives Slam AOC’s Green New Deal, The Daily Show
Does the Green New Deal Require Men to Recycle Their Urine for Coffee? Snopes Fact Check (Spoiler alert: no it doesn’t. That rumor was started by a right-wing conspiracy theorist.)