Influential lawmakers from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to Presidential candidates and Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are calling for a green new deal that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the renewable energy sector while putting the United States on track to lesson its negative environmental impact.
Many people ask what a Green New Deal entails.
We are calling for a wartime-level, just economic mobilization plan to get to 100% renewable energy ASAP.
To read more, check out https://t.co/kzlXUIk0Dg – that’s our resolution text. Read Section #6 for our detailed scope & scale.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 2, 2019
Extreme temperatures. Monster storms. Donald Trump & the GOP might not believe in science, but I do. We need to make fundamental changes to stop climate change – like passing a Green New Deal in Congress – and save our planet. https://t.co/UXuhHN3wHE
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 30, 2019
I support a Green New Deal. Climate change is an existential threat to all of us, and we have got to deal with the reality of it.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
No issue is more important for our children and our grandchildren than addressing Climate Change. That’s why I support the Green New Deal.
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) January 29, 2019
We can and must end the pollution that disproportionately poisons the poor and people of color. We must move forward towards a jobs guarantee and a Green New Deal.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 21, 2019
But in order for significant strides against climate change can be made, certain lawmakers denying or dismissing the threat of it have to acknowledge the potential harm. We can only hope that it won’t take a disaster that evolution can’t fix for humans to start collaborating in an effort to save ourselves.