Congressman Alexandria Occasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Marke along with dozens of sponsors presented a vision for the Green New Course. A Republican called it a "socialist manifesto". Many environmental groups welcomed him, but some say it is not enough. Others warn that its broad scope and the long list of progressive social programs it supports could hamper efforts in the climate field.
So the proposal outlines the common principles of the plan both to combat injustice and combat climate change. It does not contain policy details or recommends specific ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But with a wide brush, it aims to make neutral carbon emissions in the US ̵
1; zero zero carbon emissions – after 10 years
The Green New Course recognizes that the transition will require a huge change. It supports ways to ensure that vulnerable populations, including the poor, people of the color, indigenous peoples and communities that are already facing environmental degradation, are involved in the planning process and will benefit from the green economy. Will it stop using coal, oil and natural gas
No. But it will aim to compensate for all other greenhouse gas emissions with forests that absorb carbon dioxide, for example. It does not specifically address the role of nuclear energy or fossil fuels with carbon capture technologies. Nuclear power represents half of the carbon-free energy in the US, but it works on extracted uranium. Fossil carbon capture fuels will continue to require drilling and pollution.
How Ambitious is the Green New Course?
Unbelievably ambitious, both in terms of climate change and the rethinking of society. the US economy. Of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States in 2016, 28% came from electricity, 28% from transport, 22% from industry, 11% from commercial and residential and 9% from agriculture. they are far from focusing on the energy sector, which is probably the easiest for decarbonisation. Many countries and settlements continue to work, even when the federal government ignores climate change. Natural gas has a smaller carbon footprint than coal but still causes climate change
Additionally, climate advocates and policy experts across the country do not usually try to address each participant in global warming at one time or while addressing other public issues . This kind of thinking and planning within the whole system would be difficult to accept.
Changing energy will require large investments, like the social programs outlined in the Green New Course. The resolution does not offer a source for this money. The policy of the plan is also difficult, with the Republicans controlling the Senate and the White House fiercely opposed to it, and with some Democrats it is divided whether this is the right approach. ] The objectives of the document include "10-year national mobilization" for:
building resilience to climate change disasters
meeting demand for clean, renewable energy
Expanding energy efficiency and access to energy
Working with farmers to reduce emissions
Repairs to the transport sector by electric vehicles, public transport and high-speed rail
and atmospheric gases by strengthening
What science recommends?
The Earth has seen about 1C (1.8F) warming from industrialization. Scientists argue that limiting warming to 1.5 ° C will require a reduction in carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 and reaching zero around 2050. Currently, the US generates about 15% of this greenhouse gas emissions, although historically contribute the most. Exceeding 1.5 degrees of warming by half a degree will worsen the risks of drought, floods, heavy heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.
What will the Green New Contract do for the people?
Crisis, including a reduction in the life expectancy of many Americans, as well as wage stagnation and income inequality.
The Green New Degree Requires:
Guaranteed Work with Fair Pay, Family and Medical Leave, Paid Leave and Retirement Security
Universal High Quality Health
Free Higher Education
Access to affordable, safe and adequate housing
health and safety at work, anti-discrimination and standard of wages and hours