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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

What are the specifics of that framework?

The bill calls for a "10-year national mobilizations" toward accomplishing a series of goals that the resolution lays out.

(Note: Ocasio-Cortez's office released an updated version of the bill on Thursday. The earlier version, which we had included in a prior version of this story, is still available here.)

Among the most prominent, the deal calls for "meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources." The ultimate goal is to stop using fossil fuels entirely, Ocasio-Cortez's office told NPR, as well as to transition away from nuclear energy.

In addition, the framework, as described in the legislation as well as a blog post — containing an updated version of "FAQs" provided to NPR by Ocasio-Cortez's office — calls for a variety of other lofty goals:

"upgrading all existing buildings" in the country for energy efficiency;
working with farmers "to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions ... as much as is technologically feasible" (while supporting family farms and promoting "universal access to healthy food");
"Overhauling transportation systems" to reduce emissions — including expanding electric car manufacturing, building "charging stations everywhere," and expanding high-speed rail to "a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary";
A guaranteed job "with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security" for every American;
"High-quality health care" for all Americans.

LMAO!  I thought you said your only issue was with the fact kids took off from school and could have struck on Saturday.  Again, typical of the far-right.....
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When did our generation stop caring? We used to care about the earth and the environment. Did we stop giving a crap when it became apparent that we dodged the bullet and most of us probably won't suffer the extreme dire consequences? Many of us still DO care, but alas, we will be known as the generation who dropped the ball.

Statements like berating schools for teaching and encouraging students to think about their future and allowing them to take an active part and speak their opinion are just plain ignorant and do nothing to help dispel that unfortunate legacy of the babyboomers. How dare the schools be so irresponsible not to teach students they're allowed to think about their future, but not on a school day; only on the weekend and their own time! Au contraire, I'd say they were doing their job, preparing the young people for the future and urging them to take an active role and participate in something they truly believe in and that is a GOOD thing. The climate strike was a valuable learning lesson, not just for the students, but for the REST of the world.

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That does not make sense.

Stop and smell the roses...took what we have done and are doing to reduce our use on fossil fuels. 

Sure. A lot was done, especially under the Obama Administration. And then what happend? You know what doesn't make sense? 

 

85 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump

 

All told, the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks could significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions and lead to thousands of extra deaths from poor air quality every year, according to a recent report prepared by New York University Law School's State Energy and Environmental Impact Center.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/climate/trump-environment-rollbacks.html?auth=login-smartlo...

 

Many illnesses are directly linked to environmental pollution, especially in poor neighborhoods and poor countries. Plant and animal species are dying off at a faster rate due to ecosytem failures and pollution. The ocean has more plastic than fish. Even our air has plastic microparticles.

 

Yes, you'd better stop and smell the roses while they are still here.

 

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@KidBoy2 wrote:
MsStretch posted...

When did our generation stop caring? We used to care about the earth and the environment. Did we stop giving a crap when it became apparent that we dodged the bullet and most of us probably won't suffer the extreme dire consequences? Many of us still DO care, but alas, we will be known as the generation who dropped the ball.

Statements like berating schools for teaching and encouraging students to think about their future and allowing them to take an active part and speak their opinion are just plain ignorant and do nothing to help dispel that unfortunate legacy of the babyboomers. How dare the schools be so irresponsible not to teach students they're allowed to think about their future, but not on a school day; only on the weekend and their own time! Au contraire, I'd say they were doing their job, preparing the young people for the future and urging them to take an active role and participate in something they truly believe in and that is a GOOD thing. The climate strike was a valuable learning lesson, not just for the students, but for the REST of the world.

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That does not make sense.

Stop and smell the roses...took what we have done and are doing to reduce our use on fossil fuels. Things are changing but they will not change as fast as the Green New Deal want.

Schools, as far as I know are teaching about climate change. They use fear and scare...which I see and hear from the media. They are not being realistic...are you? From what I read on this board most posters are not being realistic.

"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride" is a proverb and nursery rhyme, first recorded about 1628 in a collection of Scottish proverbs., which suggests if wishing could make things happen, then even the most destitute people would have everything they wanted.


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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

What are the specifics of that framework?

The bill calls for a "10-year national mobilizations" toward accomplishing a series of goals that the resolution lays out.

(Note: Ocasio-Cortez's office released an updated version of the bill on Thursday. The earlier version, which we had included in a prior version of this story, is still available here.)

Among the most prominent, the deal calls for "meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources." The ultimate goal is to stop using fossil fuels entirely, Ocasio-Cortez's office told NPR, as well as to transition away from nuclear energy.

In addition, the framework, as described in the legislation as well as a blog post — containing an updated version of "FAQs" provided to NPR by Ocasio-Cortez's office — calls for a variety of other lofty goals:

"upgrading all existing buildings" in the country for energy efficiency;
working with farmers "to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions ... as much as is technologically feasible" (while supporting family farms and promoting "universal access to healthy food");
"Overhauling transportation systems" to reduce emissions — including expanding electric car manufacturing, building "charging stations everywhere," and expanding high-speed rail to "a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary";
A guaranteed job "with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security" for every American;
"High-quality health care" for all Americans.



It's obvious that many old trump supporters are simply afraid of change, the only constant in life.


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MsStretch posted...

When did our generation stop caring? We used to care about the earth and the environment. Did we stop giving a crap when it became apparent that we dodged the bullet and most of us probably won't suffer the extreme dire consequences? Many of us still DO care, but alas, we will be known as the generation who dropped the ball.

Statements like berating schools for teaching and encouraging students to think about their future and allowing them to take an active part and speak their opinion are just plain ignorant and do nothing to help dispel that unfortunate legacy of the babyboomers. How dare the schools be so irresponsible not to teach students they're allowed to think about their future, but not on a school day; only on the weekend and their own time! Au contraire, I'd say they were doing their job, preparing the young people for the future and urging them to take an active role and participate in something they truly believe in and that is a GOOD thing. The climate strike was a valuable learning lesson, not just for the students, but for the REST of the world.

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That does not make sense.

Stop and smell the roses...took what we have done and are doing to reduce our use on fossil fuels. Things are changing but they will not change as fast as the Green New Deal want.

Schools, as far as I know are teaching about climate change. They use fear and scare...which I see and hear from the media. They are not being realistic...are you? From what I read on this board most posters are not being realistic.

"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride" is a proverb and nursery rhyme, first recorded about 1628 in a collection of Scottish proverbs., which suggests if wishing could make things happen, then even the most destitute people would have everything they wanted.


//////////////////////////////////////////////

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

What are the specifics of that framework?

The bill calls for a "10-year national mobilizations" toward accomplishing a series of goals that the resolution lays out.

(Note: Ocasio-Cortez's office released an updated version of the bill on Thursday. The earlier version, which we had included in a prior version of this story, is still available here.)

Among the most prominent, the deal calls for "meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources." The ultimate goal is to stop using fossil fuels entirely, Ocasio-Cortez's office told NPR, as well as to transition away from nuclear energy.

In addition, the framework, as described in the legislation as well as a blog post — containing an updated version of "FAQs" provided to NPR by Ocasio-Cortez's office — calls for a variety of other lofty goals:

"upgrading all existing buildings" in the country for energy efficiency;
working with farmers "to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions ... as much as is technologically feasible" (while supporting family farms and promoting "universal access to healthy food");
"Overhauling transportation systems" to reduce emissions — including expanding electric car manufacturing, building "charging stations everywhere," and expanding high-speed rail to "a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary";
A guaranteed job "with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security" for every American;
"High-quality health care" for all Americans.


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FYI My post was not about climate change. It was about school children getting out of school to protest and about the scares being used by politicians.


Again...

We have the radicals instilling in the minds of people that the sky is falling and the world will end in 20,30,40 years (pick your year) if we do not do away with fossil fuels .

How many years would you pick?


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MsStretch posted..

Who cares? Most of us won't be around, right? Not our problem, right?



And a student should be just another brick in the wall, right?

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Your post like most from the left do not want to understand what I posted.

Yes, I care and have said WHY many times...but thanks for asking.





"CARE" is displayed by action and it is not complaining about school kids having the intelligence, guts, and fortitude to protest politicians who refuse to address climate change. 

 

The proper action to display "CARE" about this is to support our young in their courageous efforts to get Congress to act and take steps to reduce carbon emissions.


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Richva posted....

I do know that. The "left" are the folks who are listening to the scientists and educating the ignorant about climate change, it's causes, and how it will impact them. Yes, knowledge is scary but sometimes you have to accept it.

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FYI My post was not about climate change. It was about school children getting out of school to protest and about the scares being used by politicians.


Again...

We have the radicals instilling in the minds of people that the sky is falling and the world will end in 20,30,40 years (pick your year) if we do not do away with fossil fuels .

How many years would you pick?

Actaully, we "have the radicals" denying science and climate change. These kids are taught science in school, too bad so many old guys didn't pay attention when they went to school.  Thank goodness our youth has the intelligence an the guts to protest instead of being a doormat for trump and the Fascist Republicans.


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Schools excusing student so they can protest....like they could not have waited to Saturday! 

 

Whats next?

 

It says a lot about our schools....not good. 


Yes, it says that schools are letting our students learn about DEMOCRACY and their First Amendment right to free speech!  Good for them!

 

What is shameful is the fact that they have to take such extraordinary measures to get adults to pay attention. In particular, the adults who are in charge of running the governments around the world, especially those who sit on their hands doing little or nothing to address the issue.

 

Or in the case of America, we have the current administration who does everything they can to discredit climate science, roll back environmental protections and regulations, and do nothing to support or sustain our existing ecosystems. 

 

It's also worth noting that some of these kids will be of voting age in 2020, and many more by 2024. Maybe that scares those on the right. 

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FYI My post was not about climate change. It was about school children getting out of school to protest and about the scares being used by politicians.


Again...

We have the radicals instilling in the minds of people that the sky is falling and the world will end in 20,30,40 years (pick your year) if we do not do away with fossil fuels .

How many years would you pick?

Less than 100 years.  So, you are only condemning my grandchild, not yourself. 

 

 

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FYI My post was not about climate change. It was about school children getting out of school to protest and about the scares being used by politicians.


Again...

We have the radicals instilling in the minds of people that the sky is falling and the world will end in 20,30,40 years (pick your year) if we do not do away with fossil fuels .

How many years would you pick?


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MsStretch posted..

Who cares? Most of us won't be around, right? Not our problem, right?



And a student should be just another brick in the wall, right?

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Your post like most from the left do not want to understand what I posted.

Yes, I care and have said WHY many times...but thanks for asking.




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FYI My post was not about climate change. It was about school children getting out of school to protest and about the scares being used by politicians.


Again...

We have the radicals instilling in the minds of people that the sky is falling and the world will end in 20,30,40 years (pick your year) if we do not do away with fossil fuels .

How many years would you pick?

Who cares?  Most of us won't be around, right?  Not our problem, right?

 

And a student should be just another brick in the wall, right?



    

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