I’ve just been waiting for some specific text regarding what this GND is actually supposed to be, at least in the prospect of those proposing it. Now that we have text, we can see the GND doesn’t say anything about reducing carbon emissions.
AOC is starting to annoy me. This morning she stopped herself from saying that climate change is the worst crisis facing humanity, to insert the conventional, delusional “one of the.” Language matters, and such language from putative climate leaders is frustrating to a Sisyphusian extent.
We’re all supposed to clap hands for Tinkerbelle and try to forget that there’s absolutely no reason to believe investments in renewables will (via that econo-erotic invisible hand of market magic) reduce the use of fossil fuels.
Let me propose something proportionate to the crisis. Recognize fossil fuel extraction a crime against humanity, intolerable to anyone who cares about children, inimical to Life itself. Let’s start there, goddam it.