Since initial backers hailed the introduction of the historic resolution as a huge accomplishment on Thursday, a growing number of labor, economic justice, racial justice, indigenous, environmental, and community organizations have lined up behind the bold proposal and vowed to pressure lawmakers to pass it.
Called the Green New Deal, co-sponsors of the resolution in the House of Representatives include California Congressman Ro Khanna, Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan.
"Any politician who wants to be taken seriously on climate and earn the support of young people needs to support Ocasio-Cortez and Markey's resolution".
"I definitely support this movement".
Although Dice may have intentionally started and spread this bit of misinformation, it wasn't the only item that sowed confusion regarding the actual contents of the Green New Deal bill.
It called for a 100 percent reduction in fossil fuel emissions by 2030.
The billionaire businessman and a proud climate change skeptic stopped short of traditionally branding it the "worst deal" ever, but he apparently believes spending trillions to fully transform and rebuild the USA economy would be a waste that'd undermine America's competitive advantage on the world stage.
The Green New Deal resolution, outlining the core tenets of what should be included in future legislation, arrived to considerable fanfare, dramatically shifting the terms of the climate policy debate away from carbon pricing schemes toward the kind of aggressive government action scientists say matches the scale of the problem.
The Bronx having one of the highest child asthma rates isn't an accident.
"Now is the time to be bold and unapologetic in our demand for solutions to rampant economic insecurity and the climate crisis".
Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Chris Murphy (D-CT) compared Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen.
It also moves climate change into the spotlight as the USA heads toward the 2020 presidential election.