The Green New Deal, explained

What's actually in the Green New Deal?
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The Green New Deal is an ambitious plan to fight the effects of climate change. It’s the only American plan that actually acknowledges the size of the impending crisis. And it contains some difficult truths that we might not want to hear.
Read the Green New Deal resolution here: ocasio-cortez.house.gov/sites/ocasio-cortez.house.gov/files/Resolution%20on%20a%20Green%20New%20Deal.pdf
For additional context I recommend this piece by Vox’s Umair Irfan on the United Nations climate report, where the world’s best climatologists tell us how urgent of a problem this is: www.vox.com/2018/10/8/17948832/climate-change-global-warming-un-ipcc-report
This piece from Vox’s David Roberts, shows that world leaders really aren’t taking this urgency seriously. 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:
www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/12/21/18144138/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-cortez
www.eenews.net/stories/1060106501
I also enjoyed this piece, from Kate Aronoff of the Intercept, that imagines a world after the Green New Deal: theintercept.com/2018/12/05/green-new-deal-proposal-impacts/
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  • Vox
    Vox

    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: 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: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/23/18304657/vox-guide-2020-democratic-policy-primary#Climate%20change - Alvin

    4 mesi fa
  • Derek Smidl
    Derek Smidl

    @Xavier Soltero well this election will be Sanders' to lose so I'm good with that. Be as progressive as possible. Change the old ways of thought.

    7 giorni fa
  • Derek Smidl
    Derek Smidl

    @Henry Gustav you PAID 40K in?! Man I get like 800 some dollars back lol. Also I have energy efficient everything and I made the conscious decision to quit driving 3 years ago though I still keep the mustang for sentimental value. I waste water pretty badly but everything else I'm good with

    7 giorni fa
  • Rovid Bouski
    Rovid Bouski

    Ricky washington Hurricanes have nothing to do with man made emissions. If they did why is there no reactive effect? Low wind shear causes hurricanes, not high temps.

    11 giorni fa
  • Rovid Bouski
    Rovid Bouski

    Michael kelleher, Solar poisons the planet even more than fossil fuels

    11 giorni fa
  • Rovid Bouski
    Rovid Bouski

    Johnny chang, CO2 is not a problem.

    11 giorni fa
  • Scott Covert
    Scott Covert

    Also Vox here's a tip: when you're trying to establish credibility for a perspective/opinion piece, MAYBE not use your own staff as interview subjects. Try and find scientists and lawyers and other experts, not the guy next to you in the cubicle. And interview THE OTHER SIDE. AOC wants rent control yet the GND demands all buildings meet new green standards, which could cost landlords millions in renovation. So they'll spend millions to meet AOCs standards but also not be allowed to recuperate those expenses. Good luck with that.

    2 ore fa
  • Scott Covert
    Scott Covert

    "The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti then asked. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” -Saikat Charbarti, Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

    2 ore fa
  • Cola Slimes
    Cola Slimes

    the 2020 election isn't about the economy, or even trump. it's about the survival of humanity. yes, trump is a threat too our survival whether you like it or not

    9 ore fa
  • Griff Pizza
    Griff Pizza

    Hey everyone don’t trust the green new deal it’s socialism it doesn’t work the government just wants you money it’s a ploy to take total control

    17 ore fa
  • Griff Pizza
    Griff Pizza

    I agree that we need to stop climate change, don’t get me wrong I love my planet, the green new deal is just dems making a big deal out of nothing, blowing it way out of proportion

    17 ore fa
  • Vinny Paskal
    Vinny Paskal

    All the rich are going to go into there bunkers and leave the rest of us to fend for ourselves

    Giorno fa
  • Paul Lorenzini
    Paul Lorenzini

    AOC serving up some green kool aid with a side of brainwashing.

    Giorno fa
  • Bradley Cochran
    Bradley Cochran

    I like my suv thank you very much

    Giorno fa
  • Anonimous 1277
    Anonimous 1277

    Climate change is reversible with technological advancements. Not by killing capitalism like occasio Cortez is doing. Also production of lithium ion battery for cars isn't very efficient. It also isn't practical. Hydrogen fuel and natural gas is the future.

    Giorno fa
  • Spooky Fool
    Spooky Fool

    People are complaining that we should switch regardless of price. No, we shouldnt switch cause even with the new power source there is no one to power the nation like fossil fuel did. Sure the sun is unlimited and the wind is too but it wont work cause the country would go bankrupt and collapse. When the country collapses then there is no earth day, there no agencies to try to fix these issues. Exxon has a better plan than this and that's to capture CO2 emission and break it down inside the plant. The world runs on fossil fuel cause it is the most efficient fuel. The US alone uses too much power to use solar and wind and it would take years to switch, there is no possible way to flip to the economic safety they want without causing more issues. This green deal is a flop cause it is unrealistic. Most energy in electric cars is made by fossil fuel and you need more energy than what fossil fuel puts out.

    2 giorni fa
  • paulo carnaxide
    paulo carnaxide

    Wanna fight climate change? Keep far left away from it.

    2 giorni fa
  • surfer dude
    surfer dude

    "the only plan that acknowledges what we know is coming" These snowflakes really think they can control the weather through political correctness and social justice. It's another ruse to steal your stuff and give it away. They hate democracy, they hate freedom, they hate capitalism. don't be fooled.

    2 giorni fa
  • Leonardo Moya
    Leonardo Moya

    It's like y'all can't even acknowledge that the only way is socialism, there's no how do we pay for it, it should be let's redistribute wealth while also dismantling these industries and many others

    3 giorni fa
  • Ⰽⱆⱃⰰⱌ Ⱂⰰⰾⰰⱌ
    Ⰽⱆⱃⰰⱌ Ⱂⰰⰾⰰⱌ

    it's like you can't understand that doing that would lead to mass poverty. Leaving everybody who works in those industries unemployed while the rich move overseas and grow their wealth in another place.

    11 ore fa
  • Ram D
    Ram D

    Other countries are laughing at us. stop this bs .

    4 giorni fa
  • July Myers
    July Myers

    All these politicians can point fingers and name-call... but the real point is that something needs to be done NOW. Something huge.

    4 giorni fa
  • 조일현
    조일현

    Saying global warming is a myth, not normal. Thinking solar power wind power can replace coal and oil, not normal. Guys it's called nuclear. The only thing that can save us.

    4 giorni fa
  • Rick W
    Rick W

    Talk about ethnocentrism... Yep. If the U.S. stops burning fossil fuels, the world is saved... except for the rain forests which still continue to be decimated and the other 7 billion people in the world using fossil fuels. Would be better to start terra-forming Mars. Consider this... We are the virus of the Earth and this is how the Earth will get rid of us - by running a high fever.

    4 giorni fa
  • Champagne Hour
    Champagne Hour

    Please give credit where credit is due. The Green New Deal was the centerpiece of Green Party nominee Jill Stein's 2012 presidential platform. I voted for her in the safe non-swing state of Louisiana that year because I thought it was a wonderful idea that the Democrats may wanna take up (the same way they took for Social Security which was lifted from Socialist Party candidate Norman Thomas' presidential campaigns from 1928 and 1932).

    4 giorni fa
  • Mike Wilson
    Mike Wilson

    The Green New Deal is big on promises for utopia that will never be achieved because it completely ignores human nature.

    4 giorni fa
  • Reggie Cyde
    Reggie Cyde

    You know when you're booking a holiday, flight or concert ticket and that countdown ticker pops up telling you to hurry up before its lost? That's called a 'sales tactic' to give you a sense of urgency and convince you to part with your money now. I'll let you put the dots together.

    5 giorni fa
  • Reggie Cyde
    Reggie Cyde

    The New Green Deal is just the old Red Deal in a shiny new wrapper.

    5 giorni fa
  • Leonardo Moya
    Leonardo Moya

    If only

    3 giorni fa
  • James Sharier
    James Sharier

    I ♥️ Global Warming!!!!!!

    5 giorni fa
  • Kristen Sorensen
    Kristen Sorensen

    Weird no one mentions population reduction as a long term goal to end most of our ills. The jungle is beyond our control! A big volcano could end the need for any deal because mass famine world wide is just as possible folks!

    5 giorni fa
  • Tramaine Green
    Tramaine Green

    I thought the world was suppose to end a while ago. 🤷🏿‍♂️

    6 giorni fa
  • Reggie Cyde
    Reggie Cyde

    And all those ancient roman coastal forts... still there too. These people take us for the fools they educated us to be.

    5 giorni fa
  • Comrade Corbachev
    Comrade Corbachev

    And Venice was supposed to be under water decades ago

    6 giorni fa
  • Max Yorks
    Max Yorks

    Go to earth in 10 years

    6 giorni fa
  • StupidSmart
    StupidSmart

    Can you please do a version on Bernie's Green New Deal?

    6 giorni fa
  • Lucas Maldo
    Lucas Maldo

    IM PO SI BLE

    6 giorni fa
  • Kye Price
    Kye Price

    This is straight up communism.

    8 giorni fa
  • old man vollox
    old man vollox

    to see the real green new deal search old man vollox on youtube

    8 giorni fa
  • Logann
    Logann

    Tell me again why cows are so bad? They legit are doing nothing.

    8 giorni fa
  • Reggie Cyde
    Reggie Cyde

    You shouldn't have asked, you'll just get 3000 words of fanatiscm.

    5 giorni fa
  • Thomas Alexander
    Thomas Alexander

    The cows aren't bad, the way that they're farmed are. Cows that graze require lots of land, so to increase meat production you have to increase the amount of available land. Which requires you to deforest undeveloped lands which protect biodiversity and act as carbon sinks. The other option is to force the animals to live in cramped conditions where they are fed animal feed produced from corn. Not only is this unhealthy for the cows but they live in deeply unsanitary conditions and their diets did not evolve to digest corn based feed and it does not sit well with them. Their undigested food and waste products contain high quantities of methane which is a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2. (There are ways of harvesting this manure as a source of energy but that's beside the current point.) Meat production on the scale that we do it in developed countries is deeply flawed and it will only get worse if we continue to expand it for new markets. Until we can find alternative production methods we should decrease our individual meat consumption and try to buy local ethically sourced meats. It won't be easy to completely change but just starting to take days off and reframe your relationship with meat will lead to a healthier climate and a healthier you.

    8 giorni fa
  • Amadioha Struck
    Amadioha Struck

    Devoid of facts.

    8 giorni fa
  • Raheem Arshad
    Raheem Arshad

    If world would not do anything, nature will. And when nature revives itself, it doesn't see how developed or developing a country is.

    8 giorni fa
  • Rick W
    Rick W

    We are a virus. The world is just getting rid of us.

    4 giorni fa
  • Sgg10654
    Sgg10654

    I currently live in California, being from the east coast I am all about public transportation mostly train commuting. Last week California had a "clean air day" encouraging people to take any mode of transportation other than their personal vehicle. Take the train, bus, or ride a bike which most of those methods were free on that specific day...well needless to say no one changed their ways....I feel this is just another problem that people would rather throw money at than actually change their lifestyle...

    8 giorni fa
  • greg arthur
    greg arthur

    so destroy industry and then support the people that loose their jobs with tax dollars that you primarily get from the people in that industry. Yep, sounds legit

    8 giorni fa
  • F We
    F We

    The green new deal won't "save the world". All our ships, semi trucks and trains run on fossil fuels. Factories in China that build all our stuff are powered mostly by fossil fuels. The only way to get rid of them is to find something better, my opinion that's nuclear. The climate activists claim to be on the side of science but then they don't want to use science to solve the problem. As for electric vehicles they are already gaining popularity. It's not long before they become better options then combustion powered cars and people will start buying them. Government can help but they won't even be able to make a dent, they just want to steal from you and put more regulations on your life.

    9 giorni fa
  • Andrew C Clarke
    Andrew C Clarke

    Don't let this happen Vote Trump

    9 giorni fa
  • WB
    WB

    But but but but climate change is a hoax created by China!!!

    10 giorni fa
  • skycat04
    skycat04

    The world is so much ahead in so many ways, America.... time to see further than economic growth... and accepting the fact that nothing is for free and sacrifices have to be made... especially when something is so urgent.

    10 giorni fa
  • F We
    F We

    They've been saying it's urgent for decades now. Economic growth creates innovation and innovation creates new technologies. Nuclear energy is the future

    9 giorni fa
  • Trav
    Trav

    Worshiping the creation rather than the creator.

    10 giorni fa
  • Aleksander Keca
    Aleksander Keca

    The truth starts at 6:18 The beginning sounds good but it's all fluff

    11 giorni fa
  • Hugh Mungus
    Hugh Mungus

    So basically you people have no idea what you're talking about.

    11 giorni fa
  • MR. Mister
    MR. Mister

    This "Second Part" for me doesn't lift my worries for the Green New Deal, for it only makes me more worried. Something we've always avoided made so feasible in this one "Deal" complete and udder government control over our entire economic system. How do so many people ignore the most important part of the deal? I don't know -Do we think the government will just hand the power back to the people after all of this??? No, they wont. In fact we might not ever get our America back. -Is getting rid of cows truly necessary??? No, its not. What we don't see is that, this "Deal" just wants its greasy hands all over every part of the economy. (Some parts of this deal seem completely absurd! Their excuse for everything? Climate Change. Yes, I know your response... its a viable excuse. Whats not a viable excuse is the stench of socialism ALL over this document. -I again mention that what they are trying to do in this "second part" could be irreversible. Imagine playing Jenga with a house (A very risky thing, I might say) this deal plans this pull the foundation from right beneath the house. One rule of Jenga I know is to not try taking the three blocks from the bottom. What happens??? Complete and utter collapse. Unlike regular Jenga, Jenga with a house cant just have its foundation slipped back in. It will call for a need of complete destruction of all the house that we all live in. So their plan is to just create another house with an even the rubble of the house beneath it. Not a very "stable" plan is it. This house represents the economy of America which will completely and utterly crumble. Something that can NEVER be undone. NO Amount of money can fix this destruction of our economy. (Sad but true) -My final problem is this. If this is the "First Step", do we have the Second & Third ready to go??? This plan bestows all of our trust and power given to the government (Which would be a massive mistake on our part) and hope they know what comes next. I feel that if there is something that needs to be done... It must be done in a less extreme fashion that all people of this America and the World could agree on. Read the entire plan yourself (EVERY DETAIL) and get all your worries and questions answered. -A Random Guy hoping for something better.

    11 giorni fa
  • F We
    F We

    I agree with you but I never went to college. The second part is actually creepy to me. Should have just said "you might loose your job, house, car and dog but dont worry, we have a job and a place to sleep for you down at the soylent green factory. All the free high quality healthcare you want.". Already 250,000 malpractice deaths per year in America, just wait til we let the surgeons know they are getting a pay cut and a tax increase.

    9 giorni fa
  • MR. Mister
    MR. Mister

    Can someone change my mind??? Am I wrong??? Am I that one uneducated guy??? Or do the people need to know what they are really getting from this document.

    11 giorni fa
  • Hayden Baldwin
    Hayden Baldwin

    Europe: America you need to be more green Murica: *But Murica want oil*

    11 giorni fa
  • Vriend
    Vriend

    Yeah. It's a scam.

    11 giorni fa
  • Truth
    Truth

    Half the comments “we payed for war why not this”. Simple answer, war doesn’t need to tear down the economy and the biggest industries in the world and build it back up from nothing while also handicapping yourself by not using traditional energy sources.

    12 giorni fa
  • Adrián Durán
    Adrián Durán

    The only ones that have a huge population that don't believe in climate change is the USA the most ignorant and self focused sociaty in the world

    12 giorni fa
  • SoulfuzZ
    SoulfuzZ

    If you think you can build your way out of this problem, you are delusional. Building is what got us in this mess.

    13 giorni fa
  • k nerve
    k nerve

    Got distracted with the black cat grooming 0:45

    13 giorni fa
  • Рита Тайнакова
    Рита Тайнакова

    Brand new American Socialism?

    13 giorni fa
  • Mark Youssef
    Mark Youssef

    I am as far right you can imagine however I do believe in climate change but the second part is wrong and is completely useless maybe if you get rid of he second part of universal healthcare and socialist ideas then maybe it’ll pass and trump is an amazing president

    13 giorni fa
  • Alexandre_Playz
    Alexandre_Playz

    (E) upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximum energy efficiency, water effi- ciency, safety, affordability, comfort, and dura- bility, including through electrification; Sounds like Marxism Leninism

    13 giorni fa
  • Douglas Willinger
    Douglas Willinger

    What about the vastly larger spike in greenhouse gas emissions from the construction for all new infrastructure. For instance, electric car battery production? And what about the existing combustion engine vehicles? Maintain the existing 10%, or a mere 15% ethanol fuel, the remainder being petroleum, or have that market share shift away from petroleum predominance, all with existing infrastructure. This "Green'" presentation ignores specifics of any substitution /transition program, and it's complete neglect of the accelerated battery production carbon spike can make one wonder if they are intentionally trying to jolt Siberia's methane.

    14 giorni fa
  • val Will
    val Will

    For your information folks, this is not the green new deal in those 14 pages. read it folks...vox go back and read it and summarize accurately and truthfully.................

    15 giorni fa
  • Kaido X
    Kaido X

    Just plant mo trees on those empty land . Or try to made a machine that can collect carbon emissions,

    15 giorni fa
  • Wojciech Zgodowski
    Wojciech Zgodowski

    But manufacturers will take advantage of it. They will build cheaper and cheaper quality products so people have to repair them more often and buy more of their parts. Will they build $1/4m wind turbines like 🇺🇸 government build for California in 1950s which will last 50+ years?

    15 giorni fa
  • Scott Stlaey
    Scott Stlaey

    You use freight liners to gather the ice caps etc.. then you give that ice/ water to poor countries. Then you target drought areas, forests, and you build them up by adding trees n the like. These are just a few(free but I want a job) ideas that would drastically change this climate change.

    16 giorni fa
  • le monke
    le monke

    I cant wait to see alot of people starve because of this deal

    16 giorni fa
  • Cinnnabun Apocalypse
    Cinnnabun Apocalypse

    4:43 richest country? We are in so much fricking debt

    16 giorni fa
  • G Sterling
    G Sterling

    From Washington Post (you do trust the Post, don't you)--story entitled "AOC's Chief of Change" dated July 10th this year: "Chakrabarti had an unexpected disclosure. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

    17 giorni fa