WITH A GREEN NEWDEAL, HERE’S WHAT THE WORLD COULD LOOK LIKE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
by Kate Aranoff: December5 2018, 10:10 a.m.
This article provides a broad and contextualized over view of the Green New Deal Proposal to be proposed to the new congress in 2019. A proposed house select committee would create a plan complex enough to remove US reliance on fossil fuels by 2030. Already 17 members have signed on in support of such a committee. (The proposal would prevent those accepting fossil fuel donations from being on the committee.) The term Green New Deal is conceptual rather than a list of specific programs because there is recognition that an evolving complex of intertwining programs, broader in scope than Roosevelt’s New Deal and closer to the effort needed to fight World War II, is required to meet the enormous climate challenge. Thus the proposal addresses such needs as for a smart grid, micro grids, full employment, just transitions for those necessarily exiting the fossil fuel industry, funding research,addressing the needs of communities burdened by prior discrimination, retrofitting housing, and restoration of our environmental base. The author Kate Aranoff provides context for the proposal such as ,discussion of historical precedents,programs in other countries, and reflections of diverse experts. The link is in the article title/