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The Green New Deal and Our Schools

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/07/green-new-deal-and-our-schools

“It’s a manifesto that begins with the imperative of dramatically cutting greenhouse gases — global reductions of 40 to 60 percent in emissions from 2010 levels by 2040, reaching net-zero global emissions by 2050.”

I love how progressives act like they wrote the 2018 IPCC Emissions Report. Like you can’t bother to do any research, so when a major study does come to light in public media you take its data and claim its your own.

Your manifesto actually states that:

"(2) the goals described in subparagraphs (A) through (E) of paragraph (1) (referred to in this resolution as the ‘‘Green New Deal goals’’) should be accomplished through a 10-year national mobilization (referred to in this resolution as the ‘‘Green New Deal mobilization’’) that will require the following goals and projects— "

The problem is your manifesto presents a timeframe that doesn’t agree with the 2018 IPCC emissions report, nor is it feasible when compared with published scientific feasibility reports and analysis on published energy transitions.

Its cool that you have ambition to solve the problem, but these supporters have zero understanding of the magnitude of change they are requiring completion in 10 years for, and none of them are taking the time recognize any of the thousands of published scientific studies on energy transitions that likely present a significantly better plan.