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

    VoxVoxМесяц назад
    • Vox stossel government bullies

      Jeremy MickeJeremy Micke3 дня назад
    • Debunked when their own AOCs chief admits has nothing todo with climate. Bunch of gullble propagandist.

      Depth ChargeDepth Charge5 дней назад
    • Propagandist Vox. They admit has nothing to do with climate. Your tinfoil hat gullible audience will be woke.

      Depth ChargeDepth Charge5 дней назад
    • 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 Holloway8 дней назад
    • @Michael Kim Yes, humans are accelerating global warming, but global warming has been a thing long before humans were around

      ZFG JerkyZFG Jerky15 дней назад
  • 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 keissari43 минуты назад
  • Nah

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

    Den StewDen Stew7 часов назад
  • If you have $90,000,000,000,000. Then sure go for it.

    Berg the 89thBerg the 89th13 часов назад
  • Yeah not going to give up my NASCAR and v8s

    Clarks fish tanksClarks fish tanks15 часов назад
  • 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 Loco15 часов назад
  • 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 Pooh18 часов назад
  • How about starting with deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest and deforestation happening around the world.

    Bikram SinghBikram Singh20 часов назад
  • 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 Neo21 час назад
  • I'm sure us Americans are good with taking away planes and cars and adding 50 trillion to the national debt

    Logan FosterLogan FosterДень назад
    • *$90,000,000,000,000 plus

      Berg the 89thBerg the 89th13 часов назад
  • Too bad climate problems are a lie.

    Hannah PolishHannah PolishДень назад
  • Second step of GND is forced compliance, punishable by fines and imprisonment.

    TallCoolDrinkTallCoolDrinkДень назад
  • Green New Deal = Scam Do you promise to give a unicorn and a pony?

    TallCoolDrinkTallCoolDrinkДень назад
  • 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 FernandezДень назад

    Carolina IzaguirreCarolina IzaguirreДень назад
  • 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 TurtleДень назад
  • You call this an explanation? Sad.

    Fiz BanFiz BanДень назад
  • 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._День назад
  • 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 GoyalДень назад
  • I just love box

    Ayesha ChouhanAyesha Chouhan2 дня назад
  • 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 Doe2 дня назад
  • 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 Fletcher2 дня назад
  • In short ....... STONE AGE

    rbodellrbodell2 дня назад
  • Let's start with giving up our air conditioning. 😂

    pussyfoot productionspussyfoot productions2 дня назад
  • 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 Marochak2 дня назад
    • 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 TurtleДень назад
  • 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 sliwinski2 дня назад
  • 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 You3 дня назад
    • 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 TurtleДень назад
  • This is just to implement socialism nothing more nothing less

    Two Words For YouTwo Words For You3 дня назад
    • The bill lists a plan that is impossible to do. It's sad that people actually support it.

      christian penchevchristian penchev2 дня назад
  • 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 Aries3 дня назад
    • If you can come up with $90,000,000,000,000 plus, then maybe they’ll listen.

      Berg the 89thBerg the 89th13 часов назад
  • 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 edition3 дня назад
    • 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.

      israel24961israel2496119 часов назад
  • when these rich clowns start riding there bike to work, then I might listen.

    hogan279hogan2793 дня назад
  • Hmm. Maybe there is some serious truth in this.

    That1lameguyThat1lameguy3 дня назад
  • Decrease military spending and its easily doable.

    Omar DesoukyOmar Desouky3 дня назад
    • What? Are you delusional?

      christian penchevchristian penchev2 дня назад
  • 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 Barrow3 дня назад
  • 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 Evdokimov3 дня назад
    • Its about implementing socialism and not climate change

      Jacob NewpherJacob Newpher4 часа назад
    • That is actually what the green party proposed in its gnd document before the dems started thinking it was a good idea nearly a decade later.

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged TurtleДень назад
  • 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 Williams3 дня назад
  • 😑 boo green new deal.

    Travis BurchellTravis Burchell3 дня назад
  • "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.

    Sw33tpotatofri3zSw33tpotatofri3z3 дня назад
  • 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 topher4 дня назад
  • nuclear!?...

    Flying SteelFlying Steel4 дня назад
  • Ohh God lol 😭🤣

    Eugene EugeneEugene Eugene4 дня назад
  • You all realize a study by Finnish and Japanese academics found no evidence of man made climate change. Just saying!!!

    David AboudDavid Aboud4 дня назад
  • 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 \]][,.4 дня назад
    • 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 ColeДень назад
  • 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 \]][,.4 дня назад
  • Anyone else notice the chart was linear before and after the discovery of fossil fuels. Smh.

    sam johnsonsam johnson4 дня назад
  • 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 t4 дня назад
  • 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 Gambacorta5 дней назад
  • Green new deal is nothing but a socialist agenda to make themselves rich.

    keisham michaelkeisham michael5 дней назад
    • -rockafeller on the new deal early 1900s.

      Eagle-winged TurtleEagle-winged TurtleДень назад
  • Is this the comment section where all tree-huggers meet? Hello tree huggers

    John PixeltyJohn Pixelty5 дней назад
  • Let's shut this down. If countries don't work together, America would waste money on nothing.

    AislingAisling5 дней назад
    • @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 TurtleДень назад
    • @Eagle-winged Turtle You don't seem to know how both governments and the environment work, do you?

      AislingAislingДень назад
    • 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 TurtleДень назад
    • 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 Marochak2 дня назад
  • We're f*cked.

    Pepins SpotPepins Spot5 дней назад
  • Wait so the scientists were wrong 20 years ago about what the appropriate temperature is ... but are right now?

    Jonathan ShirmanJonathan Shirman5 дней назад
  • Just invest in fusion

    Average ToadAverage Toad5 дней назад
  • Only Democrats can save america

    gokul balagopalgokul balagopal5 дней назад
    • save America from what.....freedom?

      Jenn smithJenn smith4 дня назад
  • plastic?

    ken smithken smith5 дней назад
    • algee has many potental human uses chemicaly speaking like oil does

      ken smithken smith5 дней назад
    • algee takes sun light makes sugers and protines from salts it dosnt heat up it stores that energy chemicaly

      ken smithken smith5 дней назад
    • Loss of Algee will in all rational logic be drastic Acclrating event its are planets biggest co2 converter by suface area of the globe

      ken smithken smith5 дней назад
    • Algee is light depent algee dies without light plasic in are oceans abosrbes light thus blocks light from algee Algee is effected by tempture the ocean water heats up algee dies Algee breaths co2 exhales o2 like trees more of the earth is a envorment for algee then tree leaves loss of liveable space for algee is a bigger loss of co2 converting life forms then can be lost from land smog abosrbes light it becomes heat plasic abosrbes light becomes heat both add to the green house gas effect by abosrbing rather then reflecting citys are heated by smog plasic absorbs light increasing the light abosrbed by ocean water thus acts like smog does across the water surface algee under the plasic layer dies from light loss algee in the plasic layer dies from heat the depth of algee seems constraned to the depth of plasic 10-20 feet in are oceans

      ken smithken smith5 дней назад
    • Algee Lossages?

      ken smithken smith5 дней назад
  • *Smokes a cigarette* "zeRo CArbOn eMiIssiOns!"

    Brandon LiaoBrandon Liao5 дней назад
  • Everyone posting here actually thinks the green new deal will work, and it's just too expensive. No, it's too expensive AND it won't work.

    gwhogwho5 дней назад
    • Juniyuni Even $6 trillion dollars over 10 years is less than 1/2 of cost estimates for 100% renewable by 2050. These cost estimates are from published scientific studies on energy transitions focused solely on electrical generation and transportation.

      BrianBrian3 дня назад
    • @Juniyuni since according to the socialists we're all gonna be dead in 12 years, why do we need a green new deal? why not spend the money on a 12 year party?

      Jenn smithJenn smith4 дня назад
    • okay I'll go tell my kids that we couldn't save the world cause it's too expensive, But hey we got a military budget of 600 billion, ain't that cool?

      JuniyuniJuniyuni5 дней назад
    • cool, what is your thinking behind that?

      James KirkpatrickJames Kirkpatrick5 дней назад
  • Then what is the solution? If this initiative has too many set-backs then how are we going to fight against what's coming?

    Kanishka SihareKanishka Sihare6 дней назад
    • @Kanishka Sihare what are you trying to solve? give me a scientific problem statement to discuss.

      Jenn smithJenn smith4 дня назад
    • @Jenn smith but still there's a threat that needs attention So is it not okay to bring it in the agenda? To start solving someone has to initiate right?

      Kanishka SihareKanishka Sihare4 дня назад
    • there's nothing coming or happening that never happened before.....relax, it's all just left wing fear mongering to advance their socialist agneda. a make believe crisis with no scientific solution.

      Jenn smithJenn smith4 дня назад
  • We Should Abolish The GOP And Put The Democratic Party For The Next 50 Years And Maybe This Will Become True. Vote Democrat In 2020 So We Could Win The White House And The Senate

  • The Green New Deal is exactly what we need-It is an excellent first step!

    David ChodorDavid Chodor6 дней назад
    • 1st step??? for what?

      Jenn smithJenn smith4 дня назад
    • @Aisling What exactly in this video do you disagree with then?

      David ChodorDavid Chodor4 дня назад
    • Enjoy becoming a third-world country.

      AislingAisling5 дней назад
    • Lol

      gwhogwho5 дней назад
  • To keep it upfront LA is running a green new deal and put up addtional 30.000 since 2015 in the reneable energy sector more then got lost in coal mining

    pax und peacepax und peace6 дней назад
  • As a liberal I knew the Green New Deal is a waste of time. There is no way a conservative would agree to this, and what we need is a little cooperation. They package it in the most optimistic way in this video, but if you actually read it, the first part an inspiring call to action , the second part is a call to major socialism (which they sort of admit). Whomever wrote it wasted everyone's by using it to push a political agenda instead of what it should have been about.. the environment.

    Stephen A. VinsonStephen A. Vinson6 дней назад
    • @John Pixelty No. Emerging economies will find solar and wind cheaper than fossil fuels, especially when power stations havent been built yet. And the taxes will be on rich people. They can provide the most income.

      c a tc a t4 дня назад
    • You are 100% correct. Also emerging economies need fossil fuel to get their citizens out of poverty. This plan only applies to United States and probably will end up with a bunch of taxes on top of what we (the middle class) already pay .

      John PixeltyJohn Pixelty5 дней назад
  • Climate change has been happening since day one of the planet - without humans.

    Cris BesCris Bes7 дней назад
  • First and foremost we have stop Al Gore from using his private jet to fly to EU to attend "climate change" events. Then, we should ask Komyfornya limo-libs to stop using Colorado river water to lush their 100 acres lawns. Good thing Obama is gone and his tribe doesn't travel every two month on a fleet of government 747s to take much needed vacations, so we can cross that off the list. Now for the "green" and the "new"... Maybe Bern can downsize a bit from his "modest" houses. And don't get me started about AOC.. people in Bronx... imbeciles ain't got nothing on ya... So by all means, reap what you sow.

    Gee EeeGee Eee7 дней назад
  • This channel is cancer.

    Actually Ima retardActually Ima retard7 дней назад
  • F. Green deal

    Trey TuckerTrey Tucker7 дней назад
  • if this deal would get through this would make the USA really great again! wau, I haven't been impressed by anything that US policies had to offer for the past....100 years. This is as exciting as it gets in politics.

    George GeorgeGeorge George7 дней назад
    • Soo, racial equality and women's rights wasn't good enough for you?

      Nikolay EssaniNikolay Essani5 дней назад
  • Bill Gates has a solution to global warming that looks promising. He's pulling carbon dioxide right out of the sky.

    AngelAngel7 дней назад
    • Either you're grossly misquoting bill gates or Bill gates is wrong 😂 climate change doesn't work like that

      Yek XiYek Xi4 дня назад
  • Bernie 2020

    Pcheek95Pcheek958 дней назад
The Green New Deal, explained