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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:
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:
This piece from Vox’s David Roberts, shows that world leaders really aren’t taking this urgency seriously.
Finally, you should read this explainer of the Green New Deal, followed by this story (in list form) by Hannah Northey:
I also enjoyed this piece, from Kate Aronoff of the Intercept, that imagines a world after the Green New Deal: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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12 Jun 2019

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Vox Mês atrás
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: 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: - Alvin
Jeremy Micke
Jeremy Micke 5 dias atrás
Vox stossel government bullies
Depth Charge
Depth Charge 6 dias atrás
Debunked when their own AOCs chief admits has nothing todo with climate. Bunch of gullble propagandist.
Depth Charge
Depth Charge 6 dias atrás
Propagandist Vox. They admit has nothing to do with climate. Your tinfoil hat gullible audience will be woke.
Daniel Holloway
Daniel Holloway 10 dias atrás
Why don't you read it rather than explain it. Or if you could put a link to it that would have been great.
ZFG Jerky
ZFG Jerky 16 dias atrás
@Michael Kim Yes, humans are accelerating global warming, but global warming has been a thing long before humans were around
Watchme Struggle
Watchme Struggle 9 horas atrás
what people don't realize that America only admits 14.75% greenhouse gases. So if this deal were to be implemented, you are only looking at a .2 Celsius reduction. You see the catch with the green new deal is to have other countries follow suit. If we can't even afford it (without destroying multiple industries), what makes you think developing countries can ...
Bryan Jahn
Bryan Jahn 15 horas atrás
I just wanna know how can we stop using all fossil fuels, nuclear power plants, and coal power in the next 12 years it just doesn’t seem humanly possible
Hilarious 16 horas atrás
$10 billion dollar superior war plane Government: Sure I'll buy that Green New Deal Government: Nope. Too expensive.
Johnny Lifts
Johnny Lifts Dia atrás
Lol Man made climate change is a scandal on epic proportions
JumboJumbo Dia atrás
Where I can find/buy this soundtrack??
oikea keissari
oikea keissari Dia atrás
some thing i dount understan is mankind stamd for 13% of the global varming is the rest nature. and besides if yuo read the history of the climate its a cyckle that comes ewery 10000 years..
The FBI Dia atrás
Den Stew
Den Stew 2 dias atrás
The airline industry is the biggest culprit,,,, WHY doesn't a single GREEN "new" DEAL pusher ever discuss that?
Berg the 89th
Berg the 89th 2 dias atrás
If you have $90,000,000,000,000. Then sure go for it.
Clarks fish tanks
Clarks fish tanks 2 dias atrás
Yeah not going to give up my NASCAR and v8s
Tres Loco
Tres Loco 2 dias atrás
There is a scientific consensus that renewables are not viable, and most scientists see solar panels as worse than fossil fuels for climate change. I would be all for funneling money into something like ITER and reforestation though. China and India for example have achieved wonders simply by planting millions of trees completely offsetting their much worse greenhouse contributions. You'd literally get a hundred percent or better return on your investment just putting the money into that, than you would by attacking traditional fuel sources.
Suspicious Pooh
Suspicious Pooh 2 dias atrás
America really needs to invest in a high speed train system like Tokyo has. I would give up driving if efficient train systems like that were an option. Where I live there's virtually no public transport.
Bikram Singh
Bikram Singh 2 dias atrás
How about starting with deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest and deforestation happening around the world.
Schizo Neo
Schizo Neo 2 dias atrás
Perhaps let's call it for the Trojan horse it really is - The Red New Deal. You can fool some of the people some of the time, Vox, but you can't fool all the people all the time :) smooches
Logan Foster
Logan Foster 2 dias atrás
I'm sure us Americans are good with taking away planes and cars and adding 50 trillion to the national debt
Berg the 89th
Berg the 89th 2 dias atrás
*$90,000,000,000,000 plus
Hannah Polish
Hannah Polish 2 dias atrás
Too bad climate problems are a lie.
TallCoolDrink 2 dias atrás
Second step of GND is forced compliance, punishable by fines and imprisonment.
TallCoolDrink 2 dias atrás
Green New Deal = Scam Do you promise to give a unicorn and a pony?
Anthony Fernandez
Anthony Fernandez 3 dias atrás
Video summary: "We're gonna end climate change and save the world! First we are going to end the use of fossil fuels, and then, SOCIALISM!!!"
Carolina Izaguirre
Carolina Izaguirre 3 dias atrás
Eagle-winged Turtle
Eagle-winged Turtle 3 dias atrás
2 problems with this video: 1st, they skipped over the part of the story where the green party wrote the green new deal about a decade ago including a part about paying for it partially through demilitarization, and they have run presidential candidates on the promise of a green new deal. Since this democratic version was written you can find it called the ecosocialist green new deal. 2nd, they claim the dems will certainly implement it in 2020 if they win power, which is just proaganda. Much of the dems are still opposed to the gnd because they are owned by the corporations the gnd would destroy. Only a few dems would actually move this forward, whereas every Green has promised to work toward the gnd since its conception.
Fiz Ban
Fiz Ban 3 dias atrás
You call this an explanation? Sad.
_.SomeBody._ 3 dias atrás
Question, what about the other countries that are part of america? What about central, and south america? What about the other side of the world?
Shubham Goyal
Shubham Goyal 3 dias atrás
This is the most socialist thing I have heard!!! The richest country has to do this blah blah blah. Come on, this is such a glossy and rosy picture that it is unbelievable. Stop making fools out of yourselves and actually read up on some of the ideals you support before supporting it! The facts these people are stating are complete hogwash. Just googling for 10-15 mins will give you a much better picture. Actually go and see what the scientists said rather than a 5 sec clip from their speech.
Ayesha Chouhan
Ayesha Chouhan 3 dias atrás
I just love box
John Doe
John Doe 3 dias atrás
Why does everyone pushing for this say it is not a bill...or legislation when the intent of this resolution is to get to a bill or legislation? The reason they want to pass a resolution first is to get people committed without having to provide details. You know...kind of like that Obama Care thing...we will read it after we sign it into law.
Irwin Fletcher
Irwin Fletcher 4 dias atrás
First you have to convince people to care about today and themselves before they will ever care about future generations. Do u think someone who sticks a cigarette in their mouth every ten mins cares about the health of other people? in the future?
rbodell 4 dias atrás
In short ....... STONE AGE
pussyfoot productions
pussyfoot productions 4 dias atrás
Let's start with giving up our air conditioning. 😂
TJ Marochak
TJ Marochak 4 dias atrás
The green new deal is the biggest joke I have ever seen. Even with unlimited funding there is no way the US, let alone the entire would will be 0 emissions by 2050. I am all for improving the world and developing better sources of renewable energy, but the goals and timeline suggested in the GND is laughable. Its so laughable I can't even take it seriously.
Eagle-winged Turtle
Eagle-winged Turtle 3 dias atrás
NET zero. Not just zero. Obviously we breathe out co2, so carbon sinks are very important. The govt. Could hire people to clean the oceans and restore the forests. It wouldnt be the first time since the original new deal did something similar during the dust bowl. Before that, our agricultural sector almost turned this country into a wasteland.
mateusz sliwinski
mateusz sliwinski 4 dias atrás
I don`t understand the idea. They propose to change a system of capitalism and give money a poor people and colour people? Why coloured people? All we are equel, yes? A White peopole can`t be poor? Secend, whe had that great idea. It was named socialism. It didn`t work...
Two Words For You
Two Words For You 4 dias atrás
Lol electric car are good for the environment Idk if they know how they get lithium for the batteries that power the electric vehicles or how they would power all these electric cars without coal
Eagle-winged Turtle
Eagle-winged Turtle 3 dias atrás
Its not just about cars, especially as our biggest polluters are not individuals, but rather the military and big business. Yes, a large part of r&d will be battery advancements, but boiling the gnd down to electric cars is silly and dishonest.
Two Words For You
Two Words For You 4 dias atrás
This is just to implement socialism nothing more nothing less
christian penchev
christian penchev 4 dias atrás
The bill lists a plan that is impossible to do. It's sad that people actually support it.
2030 Aries
2030 Aries 4 dias atrás
This old people in power doesn’t care about the future they only care about the their position their money ,one day they will be held responsible for everything
Berg the 89th
Berg the 89th 2 dias atrás
If you can come up with $90,000,000,000,000 plus, then maybe they’ll listen.
limited edition
limited edition 5 dias atrás
what if Mars was once a civilization like us, but couldn’t save their planet. Earth could be Mars in no time. and yet we still haven’t learned our lesson.
israel24961 2 dias atrás
Did they make it's magnetic field weaker? Climate change at that extreme is impossible. It's impossible to stop, as a flood or an earth quake. I would rather live all the day with an air mask than seeing people starving on the streets.
hogan279 5 dias atrás
when these rich clowns start riding there bike to work, then I might listen.
That1lameguy 5 dias atrás
Hmm. Maybe there is some serious truth in this.
Omar Desouky
Omar Desouky 5 dias atrás
Decrease military spending and its easily doable.
Brian Dia atrás
Even if we raised 10 times the current amount of military spending it wouldn’t even cover 1/3 of the total cost of this plan.
christian penchev
christian penchev 4 dias atrás
What? Are you delusional?
Clyde Barrow
Clyde Barrow 5 dias atrás
Explain what. This deal won’t stop global warming. We need a better one not made by a bunch of fired up millennials who turn on each other
Nikita Evdokimov
Nikita Evdokimov 5 dias atrás
US Government be like: - Money for weapons/army/defense/wars - sure, here you are, take some more - Money for Green New Deal - sorry, we have no money to pay for it (6:37) I think we all know what they should do to find the money for Green New Deal
Eagle-winged Turtle
Eagle-winged Turtle 23 horas atrás
@Brian you are assuming that energy production/consumption must grow infinitely, and same with the rest of industry, which is physically impossible. You are also assuming the stability of our current system, which is incredibly unstablev and we are overdue for an economic downturn. You imply we ought to do nothing when drastic times call for drastic measures. Our economy totally collapsed just over a decade ago, and people are really suffering still. In the 30s when that happened, fdr confronted the economic crash, the dustbowl, and a lot of the people's needs after strong unions led by socialists demanded the nd. This led to the most prosperous economic period in history. As a result of the nd, Americans built a lot that was previously inconceivable. It worked because the goal was not profit, but people (except minority communities). This is the kind of bold change our country needs again even if it leads to less consumption overall (with some modern changes). In the 21st c, there are other ways to ensure a booming economy without perpetuating a throw-away culture of toxic products made with toxic energy backed by the gamblers of wall st. If we continue the way we are going we will have nothing left. I'm going to put this simply: other animals don't foul their water, and humans have done this on a massive scale. Money is just a stand in for what we prioritize as a society, and right now, and things like clean water and keeping the sea levels from engulfing our cities ought to be at the top of our list. Your naysaying does nothing, but the gnd is an agreement to focus on and environmental-economic strategy to overhaul the old industrial system that isnt working for Americans.
Brian Dia atrás
Eagle-winged Turtle Your assuming: 1. This will create jobs and generate economic growth 2. This will increase industry and increase economic growth. In order to create jobs you first have to actually create products or grow an industry, which means you have to have an understanding of what you are building. The GND does not do this. Any sensible energy transition plan should be able to tell you: - how much generation is required to sustain a society - how much capacity and generation your energy sources will have. If I ask a GND supporter how much solar capacity the GND plans to increase in any given year, can you answer this question? No, because not only does the GND provide ZERO data of any kind in terms of actual power generation or projected capacity increases, it doesn’t even specify what type of energy sources it plans to use beyond just renewable. Additionally in order to grow the industry you have to have a good understanding of how that energy source is used. The GND wants to massively increase renewable capacity. Ok just using data from the US BLS and assuming every home in the USA uses a 7.5KW solar array, you can calculate that the net generation from residential solar is approximately 36% of our net portfolio. That’s great but not even close to being enough to replace fossil fuels or other energy sources. Here’s where the GND is devoid of logic. If you have to use more than residential solar this will require you to build- utility scale wind and solar. Utility scale wind and solar takes up sq miles of land. You cannot build these within city limits, and in order to maximize your production you will want to build large arrays which produce very large amounts of power. The GND contains ZERO language of any kind about transmission infrastructure. This doesn’t make any sense. 1. Using low voltage power line to transfer electricity across large distance will cause significant power loss due to overheating of lines. 2. If you attempt to transfer very large energy loads ok distribution cable the heat generated in the process will literally fry your line and potentially cause it to catch on fire. Unless you are planning on completely redesigning urban development of every city in the USA you will require transmission line to transfer your electricity from utility scale solar and wind to your cities, but apparently the GND doesn’t want to use any transmission infrastructure. This suggests either the co-sponsors want to completely redesign this country or they have no idea how electricity is actually transferred in this country. This is just one example of how the GND is complete utter nonsense. As for economic growth, if you can’t supply electricity to your industries and businesses your economy will collapse as they are unable to produce their products.
Eagle-winged Turtle
@Brian first of all, the gnd is an investment that will pay most of itself off eventually because of the economic growth in the plan. 2ndly, the military can be cut a lot more than you think
Brian Dia atrás
Even if we took 100% of military discrepancy spending it wouldn’t even cover 1/10 of the net cost of the GND over 10 years.
Eagle-winged Turtle
@Jacob Newpher why would you think it's an either/or? **multitasking is equipped**
Drew Williams
Drew Williams 5 dias atrás
They have no way of paying for this plan, and they don't even have a plan. As a scientist the evidence for this isn't even totally understood. And if this problem exists then it must be a global effort. It can't just be America.
Travis Burchell
Travis Burchell 5 dias atrás
😑 boo green new deal.
Sw33tpotatofri3z 5 dias atrás
"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? because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing." -- Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the U.S. Representative from New York's 14th congressional district representing portions of The Bronx and Queens in New York City.
Chris topher
Chris topher 5 dias atrás
0 emissions is impossible, but carbon neutral or carbon negative could happen by still using airplanes and cars but growing a shitload of algae or some other type of carbon sink and burying it
Flying Steel
Flying Steel 5 dias atrás
Eugene Eugene
Eugene Eugene 6 dias atrás
Ohh God lol 😭🤣
David Aboud
David Aboud 6 dias atrás
You all realize a study by Finnish and Japanese academics found no evidence of man made climate change. Just saying!!!
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THE TRUTH ABOUT SANDY'S G.N.D.: “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? Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” ---Saikat Chakrabarti May 2019
Andrew Cole
Andrew Cole 3 dias atrás
Yes ... hence the NEW DEAL part of "Green New Deal." The original intent was for it to be a NEW New Deal, providing literally uncountable jobs (hence changing the entire economy, like FDR did with the New Deal), and stopping climate change at the same time. This is a weak talking point.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT SANDY'S G.N.D.: “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? Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” ---Saikat Chakrabarti May 2019
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