The Green New Deal is a proposed United States economic stimulus package that aims to address climate change and economic inequality. The name refers to the New Deal, a set of social and economic reforms and public works projects undertaken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression.

The Green New Deal could create lots of great jobs – so why all the hate?

Climate Reality Project—JUNE 26, 2019 It’ll be too expensive. (Compared to unmitigated climate change?) It’s too risky. (Not taking action while we can is the real risk.) It’s unrealistic. (It’ll definitely be a lift but large-scale climate action is very feasible. When did “ambitious” become a synonym for “unworkable”?) READ MORE

It’s Younger and Cooler Than a Carbon Tax—The Green New Deal is surprisingly popular.

JUNE 25, 2019 A new poll, provided exclusively to The Atlantic, suggests that Americans may prefer a Green New Deal–style policy of climate-targeted investment and regulation to a revenue-neutral carbon tax. READ MORE

The Green New Deal, explained

What’s actually in the Green New Deal?

It’s too late to gradually move away from fossil fuels and protect the future of life as we know it. We must take action and we must do it in a way that protects people who currently depend on the fossil fuel industry and those who have suffered from its environmental impacts. The Green New Deal is a first step toward envisioning the scale and scope of transformation that will protect our future. 

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? Set a couple of decades from now, this film is a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves?

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