A 10 year plan or earth is destroyed in 12 years


we are calling for a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases. Anyone who has read the resolution sees that we spell this out through a plan that calls for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from every sector of the economy. Simply banning fossil fuels immediately won’t build the new economy to replace it – this is the plan to build that new economy and spells out how to do it technically. We do this through a huge mobilization to create the renewable energy economy as fast as possible.

We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.

A Green New Deal is a massive investment in renewable energy production and would not include creating new nuclear plants. It’s unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years, but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible. No one has put the full 10-year plan together yet, and if it is possible to get to fully 100% renewable in 10 years, we will do that.

Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle

How will you pay for it? The same way we paid for the New Deal, the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs. The same way we paid for World War II and all our current wars. The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit. There is also space for the government to take an equity stake in projects to get a return on investment. At the end of the day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a nation, so the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.

More: “Gillibrand and Booker will sponsor the plan along with other 2020 hopefuls Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is also considering a run for the White House, will also back the plan. Co-sponsors of the bill in the House include Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.).”

Comments: (1) it has to be a ten year plan because the world will end in 12 years without it; (2) those darn cows again; (3) how long is the train ride from LAX to JFK, or the one from Seattle to Honolulu?

Our broken education system has produced a generation of idiots.

2 Responses to “A 10 year plan or earth is destroyed in 12 years”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    I am most curious to see how this plays in the arena of ideas.

    It staggers the imagination to wonder what this country would look like without fossil fuels.

    I have read that a worried Dem establishment is considering challenging her in the primary someone more moderate in an effort to rid themselves of her. Cooler heads seem to think she is a flash in the pan with little long term prospects.

    I, on the other hand, wonder if she might not eventually become our Eva Peron? If the media stays on her side . . .

  2. Bob Risko Says:

    I remember when John Silber was president of Boston University, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s alma mater. Silber was among those — Dinesh D’Souza (Illiberal Education) and Allan Bloom (The Closing of the American Mind) come immediately to mind – who wrote intelligently about the curriculum wars of the eighties and nineties. As president of a major university, he was in a particularly good spot to witness the carnage, about which he famously said – and I’m paraphrasing, because I can’t find the quote — BU had too many faculty and students more interested in anarchy than education, and it was his job to see it didn’t continue. Given Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s public pronouncements on everything from “Wild West capitalism” to “the existential threat of climate change,” I swear I can feel poor John turning in his grave.

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