Bernie Sanders and AOC want Congress to declare a national emergency over climate change

Climate activists around the world are pushing governments to treat global warming as an emergency.By Tara Golshan  Jul 9, 2019, 2:40pm EDTSHARE A movement of climate activists wants the world to respond to the growing wave of extreme weather and climate disasters the way they would to a mass shooting — like it’s an emergency. On Tuesday, they got three prominent progressive allies in …

Blue-Collar Workers: Let’s All Support the Green New Deal

July 08, 2019 / Steve Morse Blue collar workers have been wrongly portrayed as uniformly against the Green New Deal. Photo: Peg Hunter, CC-BY-NC-2.0, cropped. A recent article in Politico (“Labor anger over Green New Deal greets 2020 contenders in California,” June 6) alleged that blue-collar workers in California reject the Green New Deal. I am a blue-collar worker—a retired …

The Green New Deal is a chance to make clean energy accessible to all

BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI Fast Company, A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR BUSINESS, June 17, 2019 The Green New Deal is a chance to make clean energy accessible to all: Transitioning the U.S. economy from fossil fuels to 100% clean energy is a massive undertaking. But from an equity, economic, and environmental perspective, the opportunities far outweigh the costs. Late last year, California …

What a GND could mean for Washington DC

By David Schwartzman, Thedcline.org July 9, 2019 | CREATE! The Green New Deal first entered U.S. political discourse during Howie Hawkins’ 2010 Green Party campaign for New York governor. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for president, later invoked the idea in her 2012 and 2016 campaigns. Implementation of a Green New Deal is now being vigorously discussed at all levels of power: …

Parity Plus: The Green New Deal and Agriculture

“American family farmers are primary stakeholders in the battle against climate change, as they’ve been withstanding increasingly devastating natural disasters, including floods, drought, wildfires, and hurricanes,” National Farmers Union senior vice president Rob Larew said in a statement at the time of the Green New Deal’s unveiling. “The impacts on not only their individual bottom lines, but also on their communities, …

ASBC, Fast Company and FT on the Green New Deal

American Sustainable Business Council ask for all businesses – https://www.asbcouncil.org/support-green-new-deal A Green New Deal For Every Industry: In the midst of the opening presidential debates, Fast Company released a series on a Green New Deal Framework for 8 industries. Building, Transportation, Fashion, Banking, Philanthropy, Energy, Technology, Agriculture. We’re proud of this project edited by a New Economies Reporting Project The …

Youth climate demands

We, the youth of America, are striking because The science says we have just a few years to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change. Our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. Marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, …

Takers and Makers: Who are the Real Value Creators? Where value meets profit meets economic rent, by Mariana Mazzucato. And deal with power…

The way the word ‘value’ is used in modern economics has made it easier for value-extracting activities to masquerade as value-creating activities. And in the process rents (unearned income) get confused with profits (earned income); inequality rises, and investment in the real economy falls. What’s more, if we cannot differentiate value creation from value extraction, it becomes nearly impossible to …

Business needs to shift to clean electricity and implement a Green New Deal

Excerpt from Fast Company, July 2019 – mostly seems to be wishful thinking. What if According to Johan Falk, research fellow at Stockholm Resilience Center and the Future Earth Institute, energy usage is the biggest barrier the industry faces in becoming truly sustainable. Falk is one of the co-authors of the Exponential Roadmap, a step-by-step framework that shows how every industry—including …