The Green New Deal, explained


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  • Vox
    Vox   4 months back

    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

    • Derek Smidl
      Derek Smidl  7 days back

      @Xavier Soltero well this election will be Sanders' to lose so I'm good with that. Be as progressive as possible. Change the old ways of thought.

    • Derek Smidl
      Derek Smidl  7 days back

      @Henry Gustav you PAID 40K in?! Man I get like 800 some dollars back lol. Also I have energy efficient everything and I made the conscious decision to quit driving 3 years ago though I still keep the mustang for sentimental value. I waste water pretty badly but everything else I'm good with

    • Rovid Bouski
      Rovid Bouski  1 weeks back

      Ricky washington Hurricanes have nothing to do with man made emissions. If they did why is there no reactive effect? Low wind shear causes hurricanes, not high temps.

    • Rovid Bouski
      Rovid Bouski  1 weeks back

      Michael kelleher, Solar poisons the planet even more than fossil fuels

    • Rovid Bouski
      Rovid Bouski  1 weeks back

      Johnny chang, CO2 is not a problem.

  • Paul Lorenzini
    Paul Lorenzini  3 hours back

    AOC serving up some green kool aid with a side of brainwashing.

    • Bradley Cochran
      Bradley Cochran  10 hours back

      I like my suv thank you very much

      • Anonimous 1277
        Anonimous 1277  13 hours back

        Climate change is reversible with technological advancements.
        Not by killing capitalism like occasio Cortez is doing.
        Also production of lithium ion battery for cars isn't very efficient.
        It also isn't practical.

        Hydrogen fuel and natural gas is the future.

        • Spooky Fool
          Spooky Fool  1 days back

          People are complaining that we should switch regardless of price. No, we shouldnt switch cause even with the new power source there is no one to power the nation like fossil fuel did. Sure the sun is unlimited and the wind is too but it wont work cause the country would go bankrupt and collapse. When the country collapses then there is no earth day, there no agencies to try to fix these issues. Exxon has a better plan than this and that's to capture CO2 emission and break it down inside the plant. The world runs on fossil fuel cause it is the most efficient fuel. The US alone uses too much power to use solar and wind and it would take years to switch, there is no possible way to flip to the economic safety they want without causing more issues. This green deal is a flop cause it is unrealistic. Most energy in electric cars is made by fossil fuel and you need more energy than what fossil fuel puts out.

          • paulo carnaxide
            paulo carnaxide  1 days back

            Wanna fight climate change? Keep far left away from it.

            • surfer dude
              surfer dude  1 days back

              "the only plan that acknowledges what we know is coming" These snowflakes really think they can control the weather through political correctness and social justice. It's another ruse to steal your stuff and give it away. They hate democracy, they hate freedom, they hate capitalism. don't be fooled.

              • Leonardo Moya
                Leonardo Moya  3 days back

                It's like y'all can't even acknowledge that the only way is socialism, there's no how do we pay for it, it should be let's redistribute wealth while also dismantling these industries and many others

                • Ram D
                  Ram D  3 days back

                  Other countries are laughing at us. stop this bs .

                  • July Myers
                    July Myers  3 days back

                    All these politicians can point fingers and name-call... but the real point is that something needs to be done NOW. Something huge.

                    • 조일현
                      조일현  3 days back

                      Saying global warming is a myth, not normal.
                      Thinking solar power wind power can replace coal and oil, not normal.
                      Guys it's called nuclear. The only thing that can save us.

                      • Rick W
                        Rick W  4 days back

                        Talk about ethnocentrism... Yep. If the U.S. stops burning fossil fuels, the world is saved... except for the rain forests which still continue to be decimated and the other 7 billion people in the world using fossil fuels. Would be better to start terra-forming Mars. Consider this... We are the virus of the Earth and this is how the Earth will get rid of us - by running a high fever.

                        • Champagne Hour
                          Champagne Hour  4 days back

                          Please give credit where credit is due. The Green New Deal was the centerpiece of Green Party nominee Jill Stein's 2012 presidential platform. I voted for her in the safe non-swing state of Louisiana that year because I thought it was a wonderful idea that the Democrats may wanna take up (the same way they took for Social Security which was lifted from Socialist Party candidate Norman Thomas' presidential campaigns from 1928 and 1932).

                          • Mike Wilson
                            Mike Wilson  4 days back

                            The Green New Deal is big on promises for utopia that will never be achieved because it completely ignores human nature.

                            • Reggie Cyde
                              Reggie Cyde  4 days back

                              You know when you're booking a holiday, flight or concert ticket and that countdown ticker pops up telling you to hurry up before its lost? That's called a 'sales tactic' to give you a sense of urgency and convince you to part with your money now.

                              I'll let you put the dots together.

                              • Reggie Cyde
                                Reggie Cyde  4 days back

                                The New Green Deal is just the old Red Deal in a shiny new wrapper.

                              • James Sharier
                                James Sharier  4 days back

                                I ♥️ Global Warming!!!!!!

                                • Kristen Sorensen
                                  Kristen Sorensen  4 days back

                                  Weird no one mentions population reduction as a long term goal to end most of our ills. The jungle is beyond our control! A big volcano could end the need for any deal because mass famine world wide is just as possible folks!

                                  • Tramaine Green
                                    Tramaine Green  5 days back

                                    I thought the world was suppose to end a while ago. 🤷🏿‍♂️

                                    • Reggie Cyde
                                      Reggie Cyde  4 days back

                                      And all those ancient roman coastal forts... still there too.

                                      These people take us for the fools they educated us to be.

                                    • Comrade Corbachev
                                      Comrade Corbachev  5 days back

                                      And Venice was supposed to be under water decades ago

                                  • Max Yorks
                                    Max Yorks  5 days back

                                    Go to earth in 10 years

                                    • StupidSmart
                                      StupidSmart  6 days back

                                      Can you please do a version on Bernie's Green New Deal?

                                      • Lucas Maldo
                                        Lucas Maldo  6 days back

                                        IM PO SI BLE

                                        • Kye Price
                                          Kye Price  1 weeks back

                                          This is straight up communism.

                                          • old man vollox
                                            old man vollox  1 weeks back

                                            to see the real green new deal  search  old man vollox  on youtube

                                            • Logann
                                              Logann  1 weeks back

                                              Tell me again why cows are so bad? They legit are doing nothing.

                                              • Reggie Cyde
                                                Reggie Cyde  4 days back

                                                You shouldn't have asked, you'll just get 3000 words of fanatiscm.

                                              • Thomas Alexander
                                                Thomas Alexander  1 weeks back

                                                The cows aren't bad, the way that they're farmed are. Cows that graze require lots of land, so to increase meat production you have to increase the amount of available land. Which requires you to deforest undeveloped lands which protect biodiversity and act as carbon sinks. The other option is to force the animals to live in cramped conditions where they are fed animal feed produced from corn. Not only is this unhealthy for the cows but they live in deeply unsanitary conditions and their diets did not evolve to digest corn based feed and it does not sit well with them. Their undigested food and waste products contain high quantities of methane which is a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2. (There are ways of harvesting this manure as a source of energy but that's beside the current point.) Meat production on the scale that we do it in developed countries is deeply flawed and it will only get worse if we continue to expand it for new markets. Until we can find alternative production methods we should decrease our individual meat consumption and try to buy local ethically sourced meats. It won't be easy to completely change but just starting to take days off and reframe your relationship with meat will lead to a healthier climate and a healthier you.

                                            • Amadioha Struck
                                              Amadioha Struck  1 weeks back

                                              Devoid of facts.

                                              • Raheem Arshad
                                                Raheem Arshad  1 weeks back

                                                If world would not do anything, nature will. And when nature revives itself, it doesn't see how developed or developing a country is.

                                                • Rick W
                                                  Rick W  4 days back

                                                  We are a virus. The world is just getting rid of us.

                                              • Sgg10654
                                                Sgg10654  1 weeks back

                                                I currently live in California, being from the east coast I am all about public transportation mostly train commuting. Last week California had a "clean air day" encouraging people to take any mode of transportation other than their personal vehicle. Take the train, bus, or ride a bike which most of those methods were free on that specific day...well needless to say no one changed their ways....I feel this is just another problem that people would rather throw money at than actually change their lifestyle...

                                                • greg arthur
                                                  greg arthur  1 weeks back

                                                  so destroy industry and then support the people that loose their jobs with tax dollars that you primarily get from the people in that industry. Yep, sounds legit

                                                  • F We
                                                    F We  1 weeks back

                                                    The green new deal won't "save the world". All our ships, semi trucks and trains run on fossil fuels. Factories in China that build all our stuff are powered mostly by fossil fuels. The only way to get rid of them is to find something better, my opinion that's nuclear. The climate activists claim to be on the side of science but then they don't want to use science to solve the problem. As for electric vehicles they are already gaining popularity. It's not long before they become better options then combustion powered cars and people will start buying them. Government can help but they won't even be able to make a dent, they just want to steal from you and put more regulations on your life.

                                                    • Andrew C Clarke
                                                      Andrew C Clarke  1 weeks back

                                                      Don't let this happen
                                                      Vote Trump

                                                      • WB
                                                        WB  1 weeks back

                                                        But but but but climate change is a hoax created by China!!!

                                                        • skycat04
                                                          skycat04  1 weeks back

                                                          The world is so much ahead in so many ways, America.... time to see further than economic growth... and accepting the fact that nothing is for free and sacrifices have to be made... especially when something is so urgent.

                                                          • F We
                                                            F We  1 weeks back

                                                            They've been saying it's urgent for decades now. Economic growth creates innovation and innovation creates new technologies. Nuclear energy is the future

                                                        • Trav
                                                          Trav  1 weeks back

                                                          Worshiping the creation rather than the creator.

                                                          • Aleksander Keca
                                                            Aleksander Keca  1 weeks back

                                                            The truth starts at 6:18

                                                            The beginning sounds good but it's all fluff

                                                            • Hugh Mungus
                                                              Hugh Mungus  1 weeks back

                                                              So basically you people have no idea what you're talking about.

                                                              • MR. Mister
                                                                MR. Mister  1 weeks back

                                                                This "Second Part" for me doesn't lift my worries for the Green New Deal, for it only makes me more worried. Something we've always avoided made so feasible in this one "Deal" complete and udder government control over our entire economic system. How do so many people ignore the most important part of the deal? I don't know

                                                                -Do we think the government will just hand the power back to the people after all of this??? No, they wont. In fact we might not ever get our America back.

                                                                -Is getting rid of cows truly necessary??? No, its not. What we don't see is that, this "Deal" just wants its greasy hands all over every part of the economy. (Some parts of this deal seem completely absurd! Their excuse for everything? Climate Change. Yes, I know your response... its a viable excuse. Whats not a viable excuse is the stench of socialism ALL over this document.

                                                                -I again mention that what they are trying to do in this "second part" could be irreversible. Imagine playing Jenga with a house (A very risky thing, I might say) this deal plans this pull the foundation from right beneath the house. One rule of Jenga I know is to not try taking the three blocks from the bottom. What happens??? Complete and utter collapse. Unlike regular Jenga, Jenga with a house cant just have its foundation slipped back in. It will call for a need of complete destruction of all the house that we all live in. So their plan is to just create another house with an even the rubble of the house beneath it. Not a very "stable" plan is it. This house represents the economy of America which will completely and utterly crumble. Something that can NEVER be undone.

                                                                NO Amount of money can fix this destruction of our economy. (Sad but true)

                                                                -My final problem is this. If this is the "First Step", do we have the Second & Third ready to go??? This plan bestows all of our trust and power given to the government (Which would be a massive mistake on our part) and hope they know what comes next.

                                                                I feel that if there is something that needs to be done... It must be done in a less extreme fashion that all people of this America and the World could agree on. Read the entire plan yourself (EVERY DETAIL) and get all your worries and questions answered.

                                                                -A Random Guy hoping for something better.

                                                                • F We
                                                                  F We  1 weeks back

                                                                  I agree with you but I never went to college. The second part is actually creepy to me. Should have just said "you might loose your job, house, car and dog but dont worry, we have a job and a place to sleep for you down at the soylent green factory. All the free high quality healthcare you want.". Already 250,000 malpractice deaths per year in America, just wait til we let the surgeons know they are getting a pay cut and a tax increase.

                                                                • MR. Mister
                                                                  MR. Mister  1 weeks back

                                                                  Can someone change my mind??? Am I wrong??? Am I that one uneducated guy??? Or do the people need to know what they are really getting from this document.

                                                              • Hayden Baldwin
                                                                Hayden Baldwin  2 weeks back

                                                                Europe: America you need to be more green

                                                                Murica: *But Murica want oil*

                                                                • Vriend
                                                                  Vriend  2 weeks back

                                                                  Yeah. It's a scam.

                                                                  • Truth
                                                                    Truth  2 weeks back

                                                                    Half the comments “we payed for war why not this”. Simple answer, war doesn’t need to tear down the economy and the biggest industries in the world and build it back up from nothing while also handicapping yourself by not using traditional energy sources.

                                                                    • Adrián Durán
                                                                      Adrián Durán  2 weeks back

                                                                      The only ones that have a huge population that don't believe in climate change is the USA the most ignorant and self focused sociaty in the world

                                                                      • SoulfuzZ
                                                                        SoulfuzZ  2 weeks back

                                                                        If you think you can build your way out of this problem, you are delusional. Building is what got us in this mess.

                                                                        • k nerve
                                                                          k nerve  2 weeks back

                                                                          Got distracted with the black cat grooming 0:45

                                                                          • Рита Тайнакова

                                                                            Brand new American Socialism?

                                                                            • Mark Youssef
                                                                              Mark Youssef  2 weeks back

                                                                              I am as far right you can imagine however I do believe in climate change but the second part is wrong and is completely useless maybe if you get rid of he second part of universal healthcare and socialist ideas then maybe it’ll pass and trump is an amazing president

                                                                              • Alexandre_Playz
                                                                                Alexandre_Playz  2 weeks back

                                                                                (E) upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximum energy efficiency, water effi- ciency, safety, affordability, comfort, and dura- bility, including through electrification; Sounds like Marxism Leninism

                                                                                • Douglas Willinger
                                                                                  Douglas Willinger  2 weeks back

                                                                                  What about the vastly larger spike in greenhouse gas emissions from the construction for all new infrastructure. For instance, electric car battery production? And what about the existing combustion engine vehicles? Maintain the existing 10%, or a mere 15% ethanol fuel, the remainder being petroleum, or have that market share shift away from petroleum predominance, all with existing infrastructure. This "Green'" presentation ignores specifics of any substitution /transition program, and it's complete neglect of the accelerated battery production carbon spike can make one wonder if they are intentionally trying to jolt Siberia's methane.

                                                                                  • val Will
                                                                                    val Will  2 weeks back

                                                                                    For your information folks, this is not the green new deal in those 14 pages. read it folks...vox go back and read it and summarize accurately and truthfully.................