The Green New Deal (GND) has garnered support and opprobrium since it was published. While this plan at least acknowledges the problem of climate change and identifies the proper scale of our reaction, we can point to large gaps in the plan that must be remedied: All this construction while still limiting emissions? Who will … More Green New Deal: How About A “Low Tech New Deal”?
In addition to the nonbinding house resolution on the Green New Deal (GND), a document was circulated with more specific action items, which have caught media attention. This is where media outlets have gotten headlines such as “Green New Deal Wages War Against Air Travel, Cows,” and “Democrats’ Green New Deal Wants to Eliminate ‘Farting … More Green New Deal: Additional Details Document
The Green New Deal is ambitious. Net-zero emissions by 2030 is an enormous goal for a country that emits over 6.5 gigatons of carbon dioxide (equivalents) each year. Although this is down from our peak of over 7.4 Gt CO2 in 2007, this is only part of the 37 Gt CO2 emitted worldwide annually. Note … More Green New Deal: Net Zero?
The Green New Deal, introduced as House Resolution 109 on February 7th, has received much media ballyhoo, but what does the actual resolution say? You can read it for yourself in full text here, or enjoy the summary below. It starts by citing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s special report on global warming of … More Green New Deal: A Summary