The most important issues and what to do about them
We are at a defining moment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding and the extinction of polar bears by the end of the century, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly.
The Green New Deal has given hope to addressing two dire issues intersecting in America - the effects of climate change and adressing poverty. The plan provides a a 10-year program that factors climate change into virtually every area of policy - creating green jobs and erradicating environemental injustices.
With the Green New Deal sparking a national conversation about all the ways to combat climate change, John Oliver looks at a few potential solutions.
Is it really about hamburger stealing and -erm- farting cows?
U.S. House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sat down with Hasan Minaj for a Patriot Act episode on America's two party political system. Known as AOC, the progressive politician discussed the details of the Green New Deal - a massive resolution on the House floor that she co-sponsored to combat the environmental impacts of climate change.
Watch this extended interview as AOC breaks down why people should care about the Green New Deal, how it would create job security for marginalized communities as well as those who work for the fossil fuel industry, and how she and her political allies are already passing pieces of it in Congress.