Is A Green New Deal One Step Closer To Reality?
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FEATURING VARSHINI PRAKASH – Five leading institutions worldwide, including NASA, the NOAA, and the UK’s Hadley Center, recently jointly concluded that the year 2018 was the fifth straight year of warming temperatures. The years 2014 to 2018 have been the five warmest years in recorded history. Additionally NASA has found that 18 of the 19 warmest years on record were after the year 2000. In other words the planet is undeniably warming. There can be no more greater evidence of it than what the agencies found.
On Thursday morning, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey formally introduced a resolution on the Green New Deal to move toward a green economy through a massive jobs program. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw cold water on it saying in an interview with Politico on Wednesday, “It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”
Well, plenty of people do know what it is and why they’re for it.
Varshini Prakash, Founder of the Sunrise Movement.
**This segment was originally broadcast on February 8, 2019.