As despicable as Gorka, who is a real fascist, is, he is not wrong about the magnitude of the changes that will be necessary if we are really going to try to save the planet, by committing to the implementation of the Green New Deal.
Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben have convinced me. The only chance we have of reducing global carbon emissions by 50% in the next 12 years, which the IPCC says we have to do if we want even a fighting chance of avoiding the worst effects of climate change, is to put the whole world on an almost war-like footing to completely restructure society on a global scale.
I got it. And I am ready to commit to it, and to sacrifice for it, because if we don’t, we will be condemning our kids, and our grand kids, to life on a hellish, dying planet.
So, what I really need to know, from the “hive mind” at CommonDreams, is do any of the Democratic Party Presidential candidates truly understand the urgency of the climate crisis, and are any of them truly dedicated to implementing the Green New Deal as quickly, and as completely, as possible?
Naomi Klein is right when she says “we don’t have another 4 years to waste on Republican President, OR a Corporatist Democrat” who doesn’t have the will to fight the fossil fuel industry.
Bill McKibben is right, too, when he says “Scientists have told us what we must do and by when, and so legislators must do all they can to match those targets.”
Are ANY of the Democrats running for President up to task ahead of us? If so, who?