One of the demonstrators at the Women’s March in 2019 held a sign that read “Green New Deal” while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed the crowd in Manhattan, NYC on Jan. 19. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced on Thursday their highly anticipated joint resolutions on a Green New Deal . The sweeping 10-year plan aims to “mobilize every aspect of American society … to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create economic prosperity for all,” according to the resolution’s FAQs section from Ocasio-Cortez’s office posted by NPR . The star freshman Congresswoman acknowledged that the ideas outlined in the non-binding resolution—such as providing “unprecedented levels of prosperity and economic security” for all citizens and “meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable , and zero-emission energy sources”—are incredibly grand but absolutely necessary. As Ocasio-Cortez said on NPR’s Morning Edition : “Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us, to our country, to the world.” As the resolution points out, the United States has “historically been responsible for a disproportionate amount of greenhouse […]

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