The Green New Deal, explained

What's actually in the Green New Deal?
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The Green New Deal is an ambitious plan to fight the effects of climate change. It’s the only American plan that actually acknowledges the size of the impending crisis. And it contains some difficult truths that we might not want to hear.
Read the Green New Deal resolution here:
For additional context I recommend this piece by Vox’s Umair Irfan on the United Nations climate report, where the world’s best climatologists tell us how urgent of a problem this is:
This piece from Vox’s David Roberts, shows that world leaders really aren’t taking this urgency seriously.
Finally, you should read this explainer of the Green New Deal, followed by this story (in list form) by Hannah Northey:
I also enjoyed this piece, from Kate Aronoff of the Intercept, that imagines a world after the Green New Deal: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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  • 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

    VoxVoxMese fa
    • Vox stossel government bullies

      Jeremy MickeJeremy Micke7 giorni fa
    • Debunked when their own AOCs chief admits has nothing todo with climate. Bunch of gullble propagandist.

      Depth ChargeDepth Charge8 giorni fa
    • Propagandist Vox. They admit has nothing to do with climate. Your tinfoil hat gullible audience will be woke.

      Depth ChargeDepth Charge8 giorni fa
    • Why don't you read it rather than explain it. Or if you could put a link to it that would have been great.

      Daniel HollowayDaniel Holloway12 giorni fa
    • @Michael Kim Yes, humans are accelerating global warming, but global warming has been a thing long before humans were around

      ZFG JerkyZFG Jerky18 giorni fa
  • 7/11 a part time Job!

    Blake SBlake S44 minuti fa
  • Right wingers, the Green New Deal is a set of goals, not plans. Not legislation. There’s no realistic way of saying “it will cost $X” because it’s just goals. It wouldn’t ban air travel, or meat and it says absolutely nothing about tax rates. The republican politicians who are telling you these things are lying to you for their own purposes. You should stop listening to them.

    The Four HorsemenThe Four Horsemen5 ore fa
  • These green companys want to monetize renewable energy they have there fingers in all these new organic pies and are now trying to legislate it in their favour. This is a means of funneling the same money into there own pockets disgusting really. I hope trump gets in 2020

    John SmithJohn Smith6 ore fa
  • Created by vox not to be trusted open society agents

    John SmithJohn Smith6 ore fa
  • Irreversible forever it cannot be undone for centuries wait what!!!!

    John SmithJohn Smith6 ore fa
  • It's a scam

    John mJohn m14 ore fa
  • Go vegan if you want to help!

    Future AestsFuture Aests15 ore fa
  • Wind and solar only work when it is windy or sunny. We should go nuclear. And the biggest thing is we will be reliant on the government wich always fails. Is takes away so much freedom the thing that makes America great. And finally it would have verry little impact on global emmisions and it would possibly bankrupt America. America would fall apart

    Alex TamborskiAlex TamborskiGiorno fa
  • Global warming: *exist Elon musk: hold my solar panels

    ChinChinLinLin999ChinChinLinLin999Giorno fa
  • This is a great video to actually explaining the subject.

    Shing WongShing WongGiorno fa
  • But but but CNBC loves their ICE car companies. GM isn’t ready

    Shing WongShing WongGiorno fa
  • Who pays for it. The government? It’s running a trillion dollar deficit every year but you think they can still employ millions of people while destroying billions of dollars of industry. It’s going to bankrupt the country unless you reallocate finds away from all the social programs. But then loads of old people and poor people won’t have health care and old people won’t be getting any social security payments.

    Nyal BurnsNyal BurnsGiorno fa
  • what people don't realize that America only admits 14.75% greenhouse gases. So if this deal were to be implemented, you are only looking at a .2 Celsius reduction. You see the catch with the green new deal is to have other countries follow suit. If we can't even afford it (without destroying multiple industries), what makes you think developing countries can ...

    Watchme StruggleWatchme Struggle2 giorni fa
    • Well all countries from Central America generate their energy through renewable sources. That’s because the governments from different countries put politics aside and decided to work together to do something good for the planet 🌎.

      John SmithJohn Smith10 ore fa
    • Watchme Struggle yeah the continent of Asia contributes over 50%, so if they followed suit we would still be f@cked, because they could only do it incrementally not suddenly.

      Ultimate PaineUltimate PaineGiorno fa
  • I just wanna know how can we stop using all fossil fuels, nuclear power plants, and coal power in the next 12 years it just doesn’t seem humanly possible

    Bryan JahnBryan Jahn2 giorni fa
    • Bryan Jahn nuclear causes 0 emissions. It’s disposing of the waste that is the issue, however there are alternatives to disposing of the waste.

      Ultimate PaineUltimate Paine2 ore fa
  • Lol Man made climate change is a scandal on epic proportions

    Johnny LiftsJohnny Lifts3 giorni fa
  • Where I can find/buy this soundtrack??

    JumboJumboJumboJumbo3 giorni fa
  • some thing i dount understan is mankind stamd for 13% of the global varming is the rest nature. and besides if yuo read the history of the climate its a cyckle that comes ewery 10000 years..

    oikea keissarioikea keissari3 giorni fa
  • Nah

    The FBIThe FBI3 giorni fa
  • The airline industry is the biggest culprit,,,, WHY doesn't a single GREEN "new" DEAL pusher ever discuss that?

    Den StewDen Stew4 giorni fa
    • Den Stew Nope in the US your electric company is the biggest culprit.

      Ultimate PaineUltimate PaineGiorno fa
  • If you have $90,000,000,000,000. Then sure go for it.

    Berg the 89thBerg the 89th4 giorni fa
  • Yeah not going to give up my NASCAR and v8s

    Clarks fish tanksClarks fish tanks4 giorni fa
  • There is a scientific consensus that renewables are not viable, and most scientists see solar panels as worse than fossil fuels for climate change. I would be all for funneling money into something like ITER and reforestation though. China and India for example have achieved wonders simply by planting millions of trees completely offsetting their much worse greenhouse contributions. You'd literally get a hundred percent or better return on your investment just putting the money into that, than you would by attacking traditional fuel sources.

    Tres LocoTres Loco4 giorni fa
  • America really needs to invest in a high speed train system like Tokyo has. I would give up driving if efficient train systems like that were an option. Where I live there's virtually no public transport.

    Suspicious PoohSuspicious Pooh4 giorni fa
  • How about starting with deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest and deforestation happening around the world.

    Bikram SinghBikram Singh4 giorni fa
  • Perhaps let's call it for the Trojan horse it really is - The Red New Deal. You can fool some of the people some of the time, Vox, but you can't fool all the people all the time :) smooches

    Schizo NeoSchizo Neo4 giorni fa
  • I'm sure us Americans are good with taking away planes and cars and adding 50 trillion to the national debt

    Logan FosterLogan Foster4 giorni fa
    • *$90,000,000,000,000 plus

      Berg the 89thBerg the 89th4 giorni fa
  • Too bad climate problems are a lie.

    Hannah PolishHannah Polish4 giorni fa
  • Second step of GND is forced compliance, punishable by fines and imprisonment.

    TallCoolDrinkTallCoolDrink4 giorni fa
  • Green New Deal = Scam Do you promise to give a unicorn and a pony?

    TallCoolDrinkTallCoolDrink4 giorni fa
    • TallCoolDrink thank you

      Kaya OrhonKaya Orhon7 ore fa
  • Video summary: "We're gonna end climate change and save the world! First we are going to end the use of fossil fuels, and then, SOCIALISM!!!"

    Anthony FernandezAnthony Fernandez5 giorni fa

    Carolina IzaguirreCarolina Izaguirre5 giorni fa
  • 2 problems with this video: 1st, they skipped over the part of the story where the green party wrote the green new deal about a decade ago including a part about paying for it partially through demilitarization, and they have run presidential candidates on the promise of a green new deal. Since this democratic version was written you can find it called the ecosocialist green new deal. 2nd, they claim the dems will certainly implement it in 2020 if they win power, which is just proaganda. Much of the dems are still opposed to the gnd because they are owned by the corporations the gnd would destroy. Only a few dems would actually move this forward, whereas every Green has promised to work toward the gnd since its conception.

    Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged Turtle5 giorni fa
  • You call this an explanation? Sad.

    Fiz BanFiz Ban5 giorni fa
  • Question, what about the other countries that are part of america? What about central, and south america? What about the other side of the world?

    _.SomeBody.__.SomeBody._5 giorni fa
  • This is the most socialist thing I have heard!!! The richest country has to do this blah blah blah. Come on, this is such a glossy and rosy picture that it is unbelievable. Stop making fools out of yourselves and actually read up on some of the ideals you support before supporting it! The facts these people are stating are complete hogwash. Just googling for 10-15 mins will give you a much better picture. Actually go and see what the scientists said rather than a 5 sec clip from their speech.

    Shubham GoyalShubham Goyal5 giorni fa
  • I just love box

    Ayesha ChouhanAyesha Chouhan5 giorni fa
  • Why does everyone pushing for this say it is not a bill...or legislation when the intent of this resolution is to get to a bill or legislation? The reason they want to pass a resolution first is to get people committed without having to provide details. You know...kind of like that Obama Care thing...we will read it after we sign it into law.

    John DoeJohn Doe5 giorni fa
  • First you have to convince people to care about today and themselves before they will ever care about future generations. Do u think someone who sticks a cigarette in their mouth every ten mins cares about the health of other people? in the future?

    Irwin FletcherIrwin Fletcher6 giorni fa
  • In short ....... STONE AGE

    rbodellrbodell6 giorni fa
  • Let's start with giving up our air conditioning. 😂

    pussyfoot productionspussyfoot productions6 giorni fa
  • The green new deal is the biggest joke I have ever seen. Even with unlimited funding there is no way the US, let alone the entire would will be 0 emissions by 2050. I am all for improving the world and developing better sources of renewable energy, but the goals and timeline suggested in the GND is laughable. Its so laughable I can't even take it seriously.

    TJ MarochakTJ Marochak6 giorni fa
    • NET zero. Not just zero. Obviously we breathe out co2, so carbon sinks are very important. The govt. Could hire people to clean the oceans and restore the forests. It wouldnt be the first time since the original new deal did something similar during the dust bowl. Before that, our agricultural sector almost turned this country into a wasteland.

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged Turtle5 giorni fa
  • I don`t understand the idea. They propose to change a system of capitalism and give money a poor people and colour people? Why coloured people? All we are equel, yes? A White peopole can`t be poor? Secend, whe had that great idea. It was named socialism. It didn`t work...

    mateusz sliwinskimateusz sliwinski6 giorni fa
  • Lol electric car are good for the environment Idk if they know how they get lithium for the batteries that power the electric vehicles or how they would power all these electric cars without coal

    Two Words For YouTwo Words For You6 giorni fa
    • Its not just about cars, especially as our biggest polluters are not individuals, but rather the military and big business. Yes, a large part of r&d will be battery advancements, but boiling the gnd down to electric cars is silly and dishonest.

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged Turtle5 giorni fa
  • This is just to implement socialism nothing more nothing less

    Two Words For YouTwo Words For You6 giorni fa
    • The bill lists a plan that is impossible to do. It's sad that people actually support it.

      christian penchevchristian penchev6 giorni fa
  • This old people in power doesn’t care about the future they only care about the their position their money ,one day they will be held responsible for everything

    2030 Aries2030 Aries6 giorni fa
    • If you can come up with $90,000,000,000,000 plus, then maybe they’ll listen.

      Berg the 89thBerg the 89th4 giorni fa
  • what if Mars was once a civilization like us, but couldn’t save their planet. Earth could be Mars in no time. and yet we still haven’t learned our lesson.

    limited editionlimited edition7 giorni fa
    • Did they make it's magnetic field weaker? Climate change at that extreme is impossible. It's impossible to stop, as a flood or an earth quake. I would rather live all the day with an air mask than seeing people starving on the streets.

      israel24961israel249614 giorni fa
  • when these rich clowns start riding there bike to work, then I might listen.

    hogan279hogan2797 giorni fa
  • Hmm. Maybe there is some serious truth in this.

    That1lameguyThat1lameguy7 giorni fa
  • Decrease military spending and its easily doable.

    Omar DesoukyOmar Desouky7 giorni fa
    • Even if we raised 10 times the current amount of military spending it wouldn’t even cover 1/3 of the total cost of this plan.

      BrianBrian3 giorni fa
    • What? Are you delusional?

      christian penchevchristian penchev6 giorni fa
  • Explain what. This deal won’t stop global warming. We need a better one not made by a bunch of fired up millennials who turn on each other

    Clyde BarrowClyde Barrow7 giorni fa
  • US Government be like: - Money for weapons/army/defense/wars - sure, here you are, take some more - Money for Green New Deal - sorry, we have no money to pay for it (6:37) I think we all know what they should do to find the money for Green New Deal

    Nikita EvdokimovNikita Evdokimov7 giorni fa
    • @Brian you are assuming that energy production/consumption must grow infinitely, and same with the rest of industry, which is physically impossible. You are also assuming the stability of our current system, which is incredibly unstablev and we are overdue for an economic downturn. You imply we ought to do nothing when drastic times call for drastic measures. Our economy totally collapsed just over a decade ago, and people are really suffering still. In the 30s when that happened, fdr confronted the economic crash, the dustbowl, and a lot of the people's needs after strong unions led by socialists demanded the nd. This led to the most prosperous economic period in history. As a result of the nd, Americans built a lot that was previously inconceivable. It worked because the goal was not profit, but people (except minority communities). This is the kind of bold change our country needs again even if it leads to less consumption overall (with some modern changes). In the 21st c, there are other ways to ensure a booming economy without perpetuating a throw-away culture of toxic products made with toxic energy backed by the gamblers of wall st. If we continue the way we are going we will have nothing left. I'm going to put this simply: other animals don't foul their water, and humans have done this on a massive scale. Money is just a stand in for what we prioritize as a society, and right now, and things like clean water and keeping the sea levels from engulfing our cities ought to be at the top of our list. Your naysaying does nothing, but the gnd is an agreement to focus on and environmental-economic strategy to overhaul the old industrial system that isnt working for Americans.

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged Turtle2 giorni fa
    • Eagle-winged Turtle Your assuming: 1. This will create jobs and generate economic growth 2. This will increase industry and increase economic growth. In order to create jobs you first have to actually create products or grow an industry, which means you have to have an understanding of what you are building. The GND does not do this. Any sensible energy transition plan should be able to tell you: - how much generation is required to sustain a society - how much capacity and generation your energy sources will have. If I ask a GND supporter how much solar capacity the GND plans to increase in any given year, can you answer this question? No, because not only does the GND provide ZERO data of any kind in terms of actual power generation or projected capacity increases, it doesn’t even specify what type of energy sources it plans to use beyond just renewable. Additionally in order to grow the industry you have to have a good understanding of how that energy source is used. The GND wants to massively increase renewable capacity. Ok just using data from the US BLS and assuming every home in the USA uses a 7.5KW solar array, you can calculate that the net generation from residential solar is approximately 36% of our net portfolio. That’s great but not even close to being enough to replace fossil fuels or other energy sources. Here’s where the GND is devoid of logic. If you have to use more than residential solar this will require you to build- utility scale wind and solar. Utility scale wind and solar takes up sq miles of land. You cannot build these within city limits, and in order to maximize your production you will want to build large arrays which produce very large amounts of power. The GND contains ZERO language of any kind about transmission infrastructure. This doesn’t make any sense. 1. Using low voltage power line to transfer electricity across large distance will cause significant power loss due to overheating of lines. 2. If you attempt to transfer very large energy loads ok distribution cable the heat generated in the process will literally fry your line and potentially cause it to catch on fire. Unless you are planning on completely redesigning urban development of every city in the USA you will require transmission line to transfer your electricity from utility scale solar and wind to your cities, but apparently the GND doesn’t want to use any transmission infrastructure. This suggests either the co-sponsors want to completely redesign this country or they have no idea how electricity is actually transferred in this country. This is just one example of how the GND is complete utter nonsense. As for economic growth, if you can’t supply electricity to your industries and businesses your economy will collapse as they are unable to produce their products.

      BrianBrian3 giorni fa
    • @Brian first of all, the gnd is an investment that will pay most of itself off eventually because of the economic growth in the plan. 2ndly, the military can be cut a lot more than you think

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged Turtle3 giorni fa
    • Even if we took 100% of military discrepancy spending it wouldn’t even cover 1/10 of the net cost of the GND over 10 years.

      BrianBrian3 giorni fa
    • @Jacob Newpher why would you think it's an either/or? **multitasking is equipped**

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged Turtle3 giorni fa
  • They have no way of paying for this plan, and they don't even have a plan. As a scientist the evidence for this isn't even totally understood. And if this problem exists then it must be a global effort. It can't just be America.

    Drew WilliamsDrew Williams7 giorni fa
  • 😑 boo green new deal.

    Travis BurchellTravis Burchell7 giorni fa
  • "The interesting thing about the green new deal is it wasn't originally a climate thing at all.. do you guys think of it as a climate thing? because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing." -- Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the U.S. Representative from New York's 14th congressional district representing portions of The Bronx and Queens in New York City.

    Sw33tpotatofri3zSw33tpotatofri3z7 giorni fa
  • 0 emissions is impossible, but carbon neutral or carbon negative could happen by still using airplanes and cars but growing a shitload of algae or some other type of carbon sink and burying it

    Chris topherChris topher7 giorni fa
  • nuclear!?...

    Flying SteelFlying Steel7 giorni fa
  • Ohh God lol 😭🤣

    Eugene EugeneEugene Eugene8 giorni fa
  • You all realize a study by Finnish and Japanese academics found no evidence of man made climate change. Just saying!!!

    David AboudDavid Aboud8 giorni fa
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT SANDY'S G.N.D.: “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all. Do you guys think of it as a climate thing? Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” ---Saikat Chakrabarti May 2019

    kb csDJvno \]][,.kb csDJvno \]][,.8 giorni fa
    • Yes ... hence the NEW DEAL part of "Green New Deal." The original intent was for it to be a NEW New Deal, providing literally uncountable jobs (hence changing the entire economy, like FDR did with the New Deal), and stopping climate change at the same time. This is a weak talking point.

      Andrew ColeAndrew Cole5 giorni fa
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT SANDY'S G.N.D.: “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all. Do you guys think of it as a climate thing? Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” ---Saikat Chakrabarti May 2019

    kb csDJvno \]][,.kb csDJvno \]][,.8 giorni fa
  • Anyone else notice the chart was linear before and after the discovery of fossil fuels. Smh.

    sam johnsonsam johnson8 giorni fa
  • A UBI will be EXTREMELY important in handling the Green New Deal. Not every worker get into a new job quick enough, and a better social security net is necessary here.

    c a tc a t8 giorni fa
  • Everybody is always ready to say "let's cut emissions!" but no one wants to give up on the last smartphone. The cleanest energy that exist is the one you do not use.

    Michele GambacortaMichele Gambacorta8 giorni fa
  • Green new deal is nothing but a socialist agenda to make themselves rich.

    keisham michaelkeisham michael8 giorni fa
    • -rockafeller on the new deal early 1900s.

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged Turtle5 giorni fa
  • Is this the comment section where all tree-huggers meet? Hello tree huggers

    John PixeltyJohn Pixelty9 giorni fa
  • Let's shut this down. If countries don't work together, America would waste money on nothing.

    AislingAisling9 giorni fa
    • @Aisling money=value, so if you don't think a 2-birds-with-one-stone plan for economic growth and environmental sustainability, what could you possibly value? I guess you don't value education either since you are attacking with an ad homenim instead of an evidence-based argument. ;)

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged Turtle5 giorni fa
    • @Eagle-winged Turtle You don't seem to know how both governments and the environment work, do you?

      AislingAisling5 giorni fa
    • What happened to American Exceptionalism? The world has been following America's example for decades, except now we lag behind developed and undeveloped nations in nearly all of our policies. If anything we are holding the rest of the world back because we spend all our money on a military that is a major contributor to both global warming and the world's suffering under imperialist policies.

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged Turtle5 giorni fa
    • Thank you! this is the only meaningful post I've seen. The US is just a part of the world emissions. And the rest of the world will not follow suit, its impossible. As long as fossil fuels are available and cheap they will be used.

      TJ MarochakTJ Marochak6 giorni fa
  • We're f*cked.

    Pepins SpotPepins Spot9 giorni fa
  • Wait so the scientists were wrong 20 years ago about what the appropriate temperature is ... but are right now?

    Jonathan ShirmanJonathan Shirman9 giorni fa
  • Just invest in fusion

    Average ToadAverage Toad9 giorni fa
The Green New Deal, explained