One of my biggest disappointments with Obama was that he didn't push for massive investment in green, sustainable, and renewable technologies. China has 1.3 Billion people. Their emerging middle class has more people than we have in our whole country. China has already passed us in car sales and with in a decade or so will likely pass us in total economy size. India is already number 6 in economic size, and is developmentally only a few years behind China with almost a billion people. Resources ARE going to get scarce and we will need to get many of the from China. We WILL be fighting wars over those resources. It's moronically short sighted that we haven't launched a moon shot worthy campaign of investment in renewable and sustainable energy and everything else. All I can say is I probably won't be around to see this country die a slow painful death due to the extreme shortsightedness of our leaders.
How about all of them ?? Oil, gas, clean water, minerals, precious metals. We're about to hit 8 billion people on the planet. If I live long enough we may be approaching the 10 billion mark. We still only have about 330 million here. We, the U.S., use a disproportionate amount of the worlds energy resources. If we don't make serious investments in renewables and sustainables, energy, food and every thing we consume, we are doomed. You and I probably won't see it, but the next couple of generations will start seeing it.
This is a proposal that gives direction, it isn't a step by step road map of every turn, it's aspirational.
And look at the effort the RW puts into trying to stop it cold. The OP is ridiculous,it's written to work up morons.
But the fact is....
80% of registered voters want this, including 64% of Republicans.
That's something that is going to happen, this is why the Koch Brothers are terrified of AOC.
What a stupid idea, to work toward sustainable industry, sustainable energy production, sustainable agriculture, a sustainable economy and ultimately a sustainable nation. Stupid, stupid idea, 'cause Jimmyb said so.
Poll: Majorities of both parties support Green New Deal
More than 80 percent of registered voters support the Green New Deal proposal being pushed by progressional Democratic lawmakers, a new poll found.
The survey conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication found that 92 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans back the Green New Deal plan.
The organizations behind the poll explained poll-takers avoided mentioning to respondents which representatives were backing the New Green Deal to prevent injecting bias.
...The poll surveyed 966 registered voters and has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
The "survey" consisted of just a brief paragraph about the Green New Deal then the survey asked "How much do you support or oppose this idea?" This happened between November 28th and December 11th, well before all of the details were available.