The Green New Deal, explained

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Vox - Month ago
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 - 3 days ago
Vox stossel government bullies
Depth Charge
Depth Charge - 4 days ago
Debunked when their own AOCs chief admits has nothing todo with climate. Bunch of gullble propagandist.
Depth Charge
Depth Charge - 4 days ago
Propagandist Vox. They admit has nothing to do with climate. Your tinfoil hat gullible audience will be woke.
Daniel Holloway
Daniel Holloway - 8 days ago
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 - 14 days ago
@Michael Kim Yes, humans are accelerating global warming, but global warming has been a thing long before humans were around
Berg the 89th
Berg the 89th - 5 hours ago
If you have $90,000,000,000,000. Then sure go for it.
Clarks fish tanks
Clarks fish tanks - 7 hours ago
Yeah not going to give up my NASCAR and v8s
Tres Loco
Tres Loco - 7 hours ago
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 - 10 hours ago
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 - 12 hours ago
How about starting with deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest and deforestation happening around the world.
Schizo Neo
Schizo Neo - 13 hours ago
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 - 18 hours ago
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 - 5 hours ago
*$90,000,000,000,000 plus
Hannah Polish
Hannah Polish - 21 hour ago
Too bad climate problems are a lie.
TallCoolDrink - 22 hours ago
Second step of GND is forced compliance, punishable by fines and imprisonment.
TallCoolDrink - 22 hours ago
Green New Deal = Scam
Do you promise to give a unicorn and a pony?
Anthony Fernandez
Anthony Fernandez - Day ago
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 - Day ago
Eagle-winged Turtle
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 - Day ago
You call this an explanation? Sad.
_.SomeBody._ - Day ago
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 - Day ago
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 - Day ago
I just love box
John Doe
John Doe - Day ago
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 - 2 days ago
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 - 2 days ago
In short ....... STONE AGE
pussyfoot productions
pussyfoot productions - 2 days ago
Let's start with giving up our air conditioning. 😂
TJ Marochak
TJ Marochak - 2 days ago
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
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 - 2 days ago
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 - 2 days ago
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
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 - 2 days ago
This is just to implement socialism nothing more nothing less
christian penchev
christian penchev - 2 days ago
The bill lists a plan that is impossible to do. It's sad that people actually support it.
2030 Aries
2030 Aries - 2 days ago
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 - 5 hours ago
If you can come up with $90,000,000,000,000 plus, then maybe they’ll listen.
limited edition
limited edition - 2 days ago
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 - 11 hours ago
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 - 2 days ago
when these rich clowns start riding there bike to work, then I might listen.
That1lameguy - 3 days ago
Hmm. Maybe there is some serious truth in this.
Omar Desouky
Omar Desouky - 3 days ago
Decrease military spending and its easily doable.
christian penchev
christian penchev - 2 days ago
What? Are you delusional?
Clyde Barrow
Clyde Barrow - 3 days ago
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 - 3 days ago
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
That is actually what the green party proposed in its gnd document before the dems started thinking it was a good idea nearly a decade later.
Drew Williams
Drew Williams - 3 days ago
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 - 3 days ago
😑 boo green new deal.
Sw33tpotatofri3z - 3 days ago
"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 - 3 days ago
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 - 3 days ago
Eugene Eugene
Eugene Eugene - 3 days ago
Ohh God lol 😭🤣
David Aboud
David Aboud - 4 days ago
You all realize a study by Finnish and Japanese academics found no evidence of man made climate change. Just saying!!!
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kb csDJvno \]][,. - 4 days ago
“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 - Day ago
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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kb csDJvno \]][,. - 4 days ago
“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
sam johnson
sam johnson - 4 days ago
Anyone else notice the chart was linear before and after the discovery of fossil fuels. Smh.
c a t
c a t - 4 days ago
A UBI will be EXTREMELY important in handling the Green New Deal. Not every worker get into a new job quick enough, and a better social security net is necessary here.
Michele Gambacorta
Michele Gambacorta - 4 days ago
Everybody is always ready to say "let's cut emissions!" but no one wants to give up on the last smartphone.
The cleanest energy that exist is the one you do not use.
keisham michael
keisham michael - 4 days ago
Green new deal is nothing but a socialist agenda to make themselves rich.
Eagle-winged Turtle
-rockafeller on the new deal early 1900s.
John Pixelty
John Pixelty - 4 days ago
Is this the comment section where all tree-huggers meet? Hello tree huggers
Aisling - 5 days ago
Let's shut this down.
If countries don't work together, America would waste money on nothing.
Eagle-winged Turtle
@Aisling money=value, so if you don't think a 2-birds-with-one-stone plan for economic growth and environmental sustainability, what could you possibly value? I guess you don't value education either since you are attacking with an ad homenim instead of an evidence-based argument. ;)
Aisling - Day ago
@Eagle-winged Turtle You don't seem to know how both governments and the environment work, do you?
Eagle-winged Turtle
What happened to American Exceptionalism? The world has been following America's example for decades, except now we lag behind developed and undeveloped nations in nearly all of our policies. If anything we are holding the rest of the world back because we spend all our money on a military that is a major contributor to both global warming and the world's suffering under imperialist policies.
TJ Marochak
TJ Marochak - 2 days ago
Thank you! this is the only meaningful post I've seen. The US is just a part of the world emissions. And the rest of the world will not follow suit, its impossible. As long as fossil fuels are available and cheap they will be used.
Pepins Spot
Pepins Spot - 5 days ago
We're f*cked.
Jonathan Shirman
Jonathan Shirman - 5 days ago
Wait so the scientists were wrong 20 years ago about what the appropriate temperature is ... but are right now?
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