Amid Climate Crisis, Many Americans Still Don’t Know What the Green New Deal Is

The phrase “the Green New Deal” is being lobbed around like crazy, with just weeks left until the US election. Variations of the phrase are also used in other countries such as South Korea and in the EU. But what exactly does “Green New Deal” mean in the US? Voters need to understand it, as it’s make-or-break time. To paraphrase the global journalism initiative Covering Climate Now, the Green New Deal is a broad resolution that aims to combat the climate crisis by creating a large number of green jobs and business opportunities through government investments. The meaning of the Green New Deal has evolved quite a bit since Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) released a 14-page resolution on February 7, 2019. 

By Michelle Lewis. Electrek. October 17, 2020.

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