The Green New Deal proposed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a framework that prioritizes climate change action by setting a goal of carbon neutrality in the United States by 2050. As a country, the United States is disproportionately responsible for 20% of the worlds Greenhouse Gas emissions which means we have, without a doubt, a huge responsibility for getting our act together to reduce these emissions and address the climate crisis. The Green New Deal is directed at eliminating fossil-fuel use and switching 100% of the country’s energy resources to renewable, zero-emission resources. It also presents other goals that are highlighted in NPR’s article “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline”
Critics of the Green New Deal deem it as impossible. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes it is an opportunity to “rediscover the power of public imagination” she tells NPR. She’s right. It is about time we start imagining a future that includes equity and justice for all.
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By Morgan Magda