The Green New Deal, explained


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  • Vox
    Vox   6 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

    • Kyle Mortensen
      Kyle Mortensen  1 weeks back

      Dude, Jay Inslee is a con artist.

    • Tony
      Tony  1 weeks back

      Climate Change is a HOAX!!!

    • Dianna Skare
      Dianna Skare  2 weeks back


    • Derek Smidl
      Derek Smidl  2 months 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  2 months 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

  • Kapitananime
    Kapitananime  20 hours back


    • gorogo banab
      gorogo banab  2 days back

      still not endorsing AOC

      • I'm Not Telling You My Name

        He said it's not legislation, but calls it a bill?

        • Antonio Iorio
          Antonio Iorio  2 days back

          Bernie 2020!

          • NiogHalvFemsProblemer
            NiogHalvFemsProblemer  2 days back

            Imagine Rhiana Gunn-Wright was President.

            • Jason Washington
              Jason Washington  2 days back

              The Americans that will be most vulnerable to this authoritarianism will be Americas poorest, good thing the Democrats run the most impoverished counties in this nation. They would have jurisdiction over thousands who would have no choice but to comply with less food options and forced public transportation. Are Democrats evil, or do we naturally gravitate willfully to slavery?

              • Youtube User
                Youtube User  3 days back

                Save yourself 7 minutes of your life and just google Agenda 2030. It's the same thing. United nations total control over everything and everyone.

                • Ben W
                  Ben W  3 days back

                  😔 thanks old ppl. I can’t wait for a fallout 4 type situation! Guess I better start training up, and make sure to not have any kids, I don’t want baggage to carry around

                  • Guy Ture
                    Guy Ture  3 days back

                    if you watch in the beginning the graph goes in the mid eighties that's when we had a chance it's way too late now we've changed the climate too much already we just have to deal with the effects and try to slow it down

                    • Futures
                      Futures  4 days back

                      it seems very odd to zoom in on one element fossil fuels as a cause of warming - the earth is a massive dynamic ever changing system with billions of inputs and outputs that we don't really understand

                      • Ghost Viper
                        Ghost Viper  4 days back

                        I heard their plans to “protect” the citizens... but not how they will go about enacting those plans

                        • Aidann
                          Aidann  2 days back

                          Ghost Viper in which like half the video said how she is now coming up with ways on how the government will take action for the plan

                      • Kayo
                        Kayo  4 days back

                        Me: We all live on this speck of dust right?
                        Me: And the speck of dust is dying right?
                        Gov.: Mhm
                        Me: And we physically have the power to save it right?
                        Gov.: Mhm
                        Me: So why don't we?
                        Gov.: Nah, too expensive.

                        • Pharoah M
                          Pharoah M  5 days back

                          Lol republicans are literally ruining the world

                          • 22Lightning
                            22Lightning  5 days back

                            The whole point that it is a "transition" means just that. A transition. We will fail horribly if we do not transition into this. We can get to 0 emissions, but if we think that it is going to happen overnight with no recoil, we will not succeed. It doesn't matter if we have goals to help the world when it is so in need of our help if we are stepping over the dead bodies of our population to do it. Look at China's environmental policy, look how it is failing. We cannot do that to ourselves in the pursuit of even the most altruistic of goals. However, if we transition properly, we can do it!

                            • ÂfullmoonGtr
                              ÂfullmoonGtr  5 days back

                              the Green New Deal only a theorectical Band-Aid solution it will Not work ! ..the problem is far larger than burning fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions to take back the planet to a safe place ..the problem and the solution is identified in Bible based Apocalyptic Prophecies.... ..the solution cannot be of human origin must be of Divine origin ..because the underlying problem is that humanity lives in a world under Sin and Jesus Christ is preparing people for a message of His imminent Second Coming to Earth in Power and Great Glory in which the Earth will be consumed in fire and destroyed , much the same way the Earth was consumed with water and destroyed by Flood during the time of Noah ..and the only way to capture the attention of all peoples on the Earth through Emergency and Crisis ..and to have a message of solution of only Divine origin ..and that message and solution Is the message of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ ❣✝❣ ....

                              • ThatGuyOnTheInternet
                                ThatGuyOnTheInternet  5 days back

                                People expect the American government to fix the environment but my city can’t even fix a pot hole

                                • ThatGuyOnTheInternet
                                  ThatGuyOnTheInternet  2 days back

                                  Jason Washington lol true

                                • Jason Washington
                                  Jason Washington  2 days back

                                  Democrats run cities into the ground, Chicago, Baltimore, Oakland, San Francisco, but they're perfect too engineer the plan to save and govern the planet?

                              • yulianto rahardjo
                                yulianto rahardjo  5 days back

                                this green new deal can benefit oil producing country, since not much would interesting buying fosil fuel any more, so no more war in the name of oil field

                                • Matthew McCabe
                                  Matthew McCabe  6 days back

                                  Its kinda like the Declaration of Independence but it’s for the us and climate change

                                  • KENJAAAHHHH
                                    KENJAAAHHHH  6 days back

                                    if the sun will boil away the Earth anyways... and nothing is permanent....the universe is literally chaotic. Can we save a planet when it was doomed to begin with?

                                    • Robert N.
                                      Robert N.  5 days back

                                      These believe in Utopia so I'm afraid your perspective is lost on them.

                                  • charles sanchez
                                    charles sanchez  6 days back

                                    "This is wasteful spending!" Says the clowns who vote for increased useless military spending.

                                  • AirPodTheWorst
                                    AirPodTheWorst  7 days back

                                    and then companys will lobby it

                                    • Americanirishlad
                                      Americanirishlad  7 days back

                                      It’s funny because liberals

                                      • John Mark
                                        John Mark  1 weeks back

                                        The proposal basically forces majority of people to abandon their source of income and put their trust in a well known corrupt government for their lives with no guarantee that climate change will change the way we want it to be. How much change does carbon affects it? Water affects climate at more than 50% while carbon affects it with just a small fraction.

                                        • charles sanchez
                                          charles sanchez  6 days back

                                          This is how slavery ended. Abandon your source of income- it's wrong. It's gonna collapse sooner or later.

                                      • denver miami
                                        denver miami  1 weeks back

                                        The green new deal wouldn't work and it will never be put to the test thank god

                                        • •Sam•
                                          •Sam•  1 weeks back

                                          You can’t just stop the climate from changing because it has Been happening for millions of years. The earth get warmer and colder over periods of time.

                                          • charles sanchez
                                            charles sanchez  6 days back

                                            Water So what is the answer?

                                          • •Sam•
                                            •Sam•  6 days back

                                            charles sanchez thank you for that, but the green new deal is certainly not the answer.

                                          • charles sanchez
                                            charles sanchez  6 days back

                                            Hey water. I want to educate you on something. I hope you'll listen. Here I go:

                                            Climate is not the same thing as TEMPERATURE. Hot and cold are temperatures. It's like when you touch ice and fire. Ice is cold. Fire is hot. Climate is something different. Climate is a pattern of weather. Climate change is when the patterns of weather start changing drastically. This is very bad. It will change the planet and the animals and plants and bugs that are important for the food chain. If bees and bugs can't pollinate our food, we will have no food. If it gets too hot, there will be no water to drink. It's very bad. Hope this changes your mind.

                                        • Bendy And His Friendzzz

                                          Solution to Climate Change is already being worked on by billionaires. It's called Mars Colonization.

                                          • Emily Rushing-Stephens
                                            Emily Rushing-Stephens  1 weeks back

                                            I feel dumber having watched this crock. So basically you want to tell people what they can and can't drive or eat or how their home should function. This is all based on speculation. The words "could result" or "could casue" isn't a factual backing. It could also not happen as much as it could happen. This honeslty seems like a hostel take over to force Americans to live as a small group of people see fit for their personal opinion and polictal agenda. Thank you for sealing my Republican vote for 2020

                                            • charles sanchez
                                              charles sanchez  6 days back

                                              Hey Emily, we all live on the same planet. Should someone be able to freely pollute the ocean and destroy MY atmosphere? And if I tell them to stop, you will say "You want to tell people what they can and can't do?" Yes, as a matter of fact, I do. The earth is not yours. It is ours. We share the same water and same sky. You don't get to live in a world on your own, we need to live together.

                                          • Zachary Potter
                                            Zachary Potter  1 weeks back

                                            I guess you forgot to mention the mass migration from West Virginia...

                                            • avocadodab
                                              avocadodab  7 days back

                                              Zachary Potter that’s already happening. if we built a strong renewable industry in WV, people would mass migrate towards west virginia

                                          • Sicao is dead
                                            Sicao is dead  1 weeks back

                                            Realistically, it is far too late to save the planet without causing (any more) negative impact. More bad will happen, but it is about DAMAGE CONTROL. We must act NOW, in order to begin transitioning the human race to a live without carbon. Even if we act NOW, irreversible damage will still happen. We must all come together for the greater good, all make sacrifices and all learn how to live in a world without emissions (and jobs that involve emissions).

                                          • squelette20
                                            squelette20  1 weeks back

                                            Hey Youtube, that ad for Black Friday after the video isn't helping

                                            • Mona Moore
                                              Mona Moore  1 weeks back

                                              *Socialist system economy and government is the answer*

                                            • Rome Kostis
                                              Rome Kostis  1 weeks back

                                              I don't people realize this, but America doesn't create that much pollution compared to other countries. Even if the green new deal would work, China and India would still be polluting the earth

                                              • Lynette Hicks
                                                Lynette Hicks  1 weeks back

                                                We have no choice.

                                              • Ken Little
                                                Ken Little  2 weeks back

                                                Coal jobs are a prime example. There are more than ten times as many people working in renewable energy as are working in coal, and it's only going to go up. Maybe, I'm assuming here, but I figure if you're tough enough to mine coal, you're tough enough to install a solar panel.. Jus' sayin'

                                                • IDontLikeLiberals
                                                  IDontLikeLiberals  2 weeks back

                                                  Bunch o' baloney.

                                                  • charles sanchez
                                                    charles sanchez  6 days back

                                                    Facts always seem like baloney to those under a rock!

                                                • m jagusch
                                                  m jagusch  2 weeks back

                                                  Ya, it's gonna cost alot... Do you think America can handle it, as they couldn't even handle switching from imperial to metric?

                                                  • Old World Disorder
                                                    Old World Disorder  2 weeks back

                                                    Y'all don't realize that God's Judgement is already upon us. Because the Elites have fooled you into thinking global warming and climate change is real.
                                                    Jesus said we would live in strange times and see signs of his coming.

                                                    • Kimberly Smith
                                                      Kimberly Smith  2 weeks back

                                                      Can everyone in the comments please turn to the European Union and their imperfect but working policies on climate change and transportation. The U.S.A. is not the only developed powerhouse in the world.

                                                      • Anton Nathen
                                                        Anton Nathen  2 weeks back

                                                        please make this happen

                                                        • Ronnie Loco
                                                          Ronnie Loco  2 weeks back

                                                          that will never happened because this deal will cut more jobs than create

                                                          • charles sanchez
                                                            charles sanchez  5 days back

                                                            @Ronnie Loco Think about what YOU are saying. We won't have an inhabitable planet to live on. End of discussion.

                                                          • Robert N.
                                                            Robert N.  5 days back

                                                            @charles sanchez If you can even fund it.

                                                          • Ronnie Loco
                                                            Ronnie Loco  6 days back

                                                            @charles sanchez think about what you are saying...while waiting for the long run , no job ,no money from paying higher taxes. wake up !

                                                          • charles sanchez
                                                            charles sanchez  6 days back

                                                            In the long run, it will create more.

                                                        • Ronnie Loco
                                                          Ronnie Loco  2 weeks back

                                                          stop building out and killing trees and landscape we cut and develop out and out

                                                          • F0XYr4bB!T
                                                            F0XYr4bB!T  2 weeks back

                                                            Why does the gnd explicitly exclude nuclear energy, the best and cleanest energy source that we have access to?

                                                            • F0XYr4bB!T
                                                              F0XYr4bB!T  1 weeks back

                                                              @Nic Hawkins check out thorium reactors. the waste they produce decay orders of magnitudes faster (100-400 years), produces less waste, generates more power, cannot be weaponized, is potentially renewable, less prone to overheating/meltdown. pretty much better in every respect.

                                                              also if you are on that argument, you should check out the harm that batteries (production and disposal) do to the environment. if we go only solar and wind, we will need a looooooooot of batteries to store the captured energy, which also have limited lifetime.

                                                            • Nic Hawkins
                                                              Nic Hawkins  1 weeks back

                                                              Because we currently don’t have a way to destroy the waste or make it less harmful. To build on that, capitalists would use cheap methods of removing the waste: dumping into natural phenomenon such as rivers. Aside from that, there’s also a HUGE amount of risk in building nuclear plants - they produce large amounts of energy, but also require constant supervision and maintenance to ensure that they don’t overheat or otherwise malfunction. If anything goes wrong, then we’ve created an area around a malfunctioned plant of nuclear fallout.

                                                            • Christian Edwardsen
                                                              Christian Edwardsen  2 weeks back

                                                              Because that's an actual solution and they want control instead. Don't tell anyone that there are hundreds of nuclear powered sea vessels cruising around.

                                                            • Paranoid Android
                                                              Paranoid Android  2 weeks back

                                                              Nuclear, the cleanest? Are you kidding? Nuclear doesn’t produce c02 but it is not clean. You have to deal with the waste and you have to make sure the waste is safe for a very long time. What happens if in the future , due to climate changes there is some level of social collapse and the waste sites can’t be safe guarded? Then you have a big problem. Solar on the other hand has basically no complications and is much cleaner.

                                                          • Jason Calucci
                                                            Jason Calucci  2 weeks back

                                                            Lower the agricultural lower the risk. It all starts with the farms!

                                                            • Tom Geraghty
                                                              Tom Geraghty  2 weeks back

                                                              "It's all over in ten years." But there's a safety net. Once we get to that ten-year point, the environmentalists (AKA "environ-mental cases,") ... will declare "It's all over in ten years" giving us another ten years.

                                                              • Stefan Michaelsen Zegarra

                                                                It's funny that people say his is unachievable because is too expensive LOL

                                                                • charles sanchez
                                                                  charles sanchez  5 days back

                                                                  @Robert N. Yeah, you actually can. Imagine a world in which all countries have 1 soldier that each had a pistol, and the US has 2 soldiers plus they both had M-16's. The US would have the greatest and most advanced military without high spending! Byeeee. Anyway, we should lower our spending to 1/10th and yes, be much more efficient.

                                                                • Robert N.
                                                                  Robert N.  5 days back

                                                                  @charles sanchez You can't have the greatest and most advanced military on the planet without high spending. Though that doesn't mean we can't lower spending and be more efficient.

                                                                • charles sanchez
                                                                  charles sanchez  6 days back

                                                                  Yeah. The same people who say it's too expensive are the same ones who spend all of our money building bombs and fighter jets to fly for no reason.

                                                                • MC Bros39
                                                                  MC Bros39  2 weeks back

                                                                  Stefan Michaelsen Zegarra breaking news China won’t save world until given dept is paid

                                                              • Iheartagoodstory
                                                                Iheartagoodstory  2 weeks back

                                                                city planning. walkable amenities. NO MORE SUBURBS.

                                                                • Life Tops
                                                                  Life Tops  2 weeks back

                                                                  Bernie 2020