The Green New Deal, explained

Опубликовано: 12 июн 2019
What's actually in the Green New Deal?
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The Green New Deal is an ambitious plan to fight the effects of climate change. It’s the only American plan that actually acknowledges the size of the impending crisis. And it contains some difficult truths that we might not want to hear.
Read the Green New Deal resolution here:
For additional context I recommend this piece by Vox’s Umair Irfan on the United Nations climate report, where the world’s best climatologists tell us how urgent of a problem this is:
This piece from Vox’s David Roberts, shows that world leaders really aren’t taking this urgency seriously.
Finally, you should read this explainer of the Green New Deal, followed by this story (in list form) by Hannah Northey:
I also enjoyed this piece, from Kate Aronoff of the Intercept, that imagines a world after the Green New Deal: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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  • 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

    • Vox stossel government bullies

    • Debunked when their own AOCs chief admits has nothing todo with climate. Bunch of gullble propagandist.

    • Propagandist Vox. They admit has nothing to do with climate. Your tinfoil hat gullible audience will be woke.

    • Why don't you read it rather than explain it. Or if you could put a link to it that would have been great.

    • @Michael Kim Yes, humans are accelerating global warming, but global warming has been a thing long before humans were around

  • so green communism?

  • Look can you guys just tell me what you know. Don’t try to use emotional manipulating music in the back ground on me. It makes it hard to take you seriously when I catch it. Now instead of watching your video I’m going to go somewhere else.

  • Only 14 pages? I'd like to read that.. oh look it's in the description!

  • Just as Stalin did

  • To do all that in 12-20 years is nearly impossible. There needs to be a better solution than whatever the heck I just saw. Plus, it would have to comply internationally.

  • Electric cars actually cause more harm than normal veichels driven by fossil fuel does, the nasty thing is that no climate activist emphasises the importance of production and transportation of the components within an electric car, those components are harder to make and therfore rarly profitable thus only a few factories make these.

  • What a bunch of lemmings

  • One logical question: the little broad who is the talking head for this scam. What does she drive? If she believed this herself, what kind of vehicle would she be driving? Con artists ALWAYS CATCH THEMSELVES!

  • 7/11 a part time Job!

  • Right wingers, the Green New Deal is a set of goals, not plans. Not legislation. There’s no realistic way of saying “it will cost $X” because it’s just goals. It wouldn’t ban air travel, or meat and it says absolutely nothing about tax rates. The republican politicians who are telling you these things are lying to you for their own purposes. You should stop listening to them.

  • These green companys want to monetize renewable energy they have there fingers in all these new organic pies and are now trying to legislate it in their favour. This is a means of funneling the same money into there own pockets disgusting really. I hope trump gets in 2020

  • Created by vox not to be trusted open society agents

  • Irreversible forever it cannot be undone for centuries wait what!!!!

  • It's a scam

  • Go vegan if you want to help!

  • Wind and solar only work when it is windy or sunny. We should go nuclear. And the biggest thing is we will be reliant on the government wich always fails. Is takes away so much freedom the thing that makes America great. And finally it would have verry little impact on global emmisions and it would possibly bankrupt America. America would fall apart

  • Global warming: *exist Elon musk: hold my solar panels

  • This is a great video to actually explaining the subject.

  • But but but CNBC loves their ICE car companies. GM isn’t ready

  • Who pays for it. The government? It’s running a trillion dollar deficit every year but you think they can still employ millions of people while destroying billions of dollars of industry. It’s going to bankrupt the country unless you reallocate finds away from all the social programs. But then loads of old people and poor people won’t have health care and old people won’t be getting any social security payments.

  • what people don't realize that America only admits 14.75% greenhouse gases. So if this deal were to be implemented, you are only looking at a .2 Celsius reduction. You see the catch with the green new deal is to have other countries follow suit. If we can't even afford it (without destroying multiple industries), what makes you think developing countries can ...

    • Well all countries from Central America generate their energy through renewable sources. That’s because the governments from different countries put politics aside and decided to work together to do something good for the planet 🌎.

    • Watchme Struggle yeah the continent of Asia contributes over 50%, so if they followed suit we would still be f@cked, because they could only do it incrementally not suddenly.

  • I just wanna know how can we stop using all fossil fuels, nuclear power plants, and coal power in the next 12 years it just doesn’t seem humanly possible

    • Ultimate Paine I knew that I was just trying to say that this deal isn’t a very good idea

    • Bryan Jahn yes you are correct, but that 12 years doomsday clock is actually BS climate scientists have even come out and said that they are being taken out of context.

    • Ultimate Paine okay but even then we can’t stop using fossil fuels and every other power source in 12 years

    • Bryan Jahn nuclear causes 0 emissions. It’s disposing of the waste that is the issue, however there are alternatives to disposing of the waste.

  • Lol Man made climate change is a scandal on epic proportions

  • Where I can find/buy this soundtrack??

  • some thing i dount understan is mankind stamd for 13% of the global varming is the rest nature. and besides if yuo read the history of the climate its a cyckle that comes ewery 10000 years..

  • Nah

  • The airline industry is the biggest culprit,,,, WHY doesn't a single GREEN "new" DEAL pusher ever discuss that?

    • Den Stew Nope in the US your electric company is the biggest culprit.

  • If you have $90,000,000,000,000. Then sure go for it.

  • Yeah not going to give up my NASCAR and v8s

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Suspicious Pooh the problem with those is the cost, one just in California cost over 100 billion.

  • How about starting with deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest and deforestation happening around the world.

  • 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

  • I'm sure us Americans are good with taking away planes and cars and adding 50 trillion to the national debt

  • Too bad climate problems are a lie.

  • Second step of GND is forced compliance, punishable by fines and imprisonment.

  • Green New Deal = Scam Do you promise to give a unicorn and a pony?

    • TallCoolDrink thank you

  • 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!!!"


  • 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.

  • You call this an explanation? Sad.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • I just love box

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • In short ....... STONE AGE

  • Let's start with giving up our air conditioning. 😂

  • 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.

    • 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.