TruthOut: Scientists Refute Biden’s Claim That No Scientists Think Green New Deal Can Work

Jon Queally, Common Dreams Published January 29, 2020

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Joe Biden talks to campaign volunteers during a stop at Jeno’s Little Hungary on January 28, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

After former Vice President Joe Biden late last week falsely claimed that “there’s not a single solitary scientist that thinks” the kind of bold Green New Deal initiative put forth by his 2020 Democratic primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders “can work,” more than four dozen U.S. climate scientists responded Tuesday to make clear that just isn’t true.

Sanders’ Green New Deal is a sweeping proposal that calls for “100 percent renewable energy for electricity and transportation by no later than 2030 and complete decarbonization by at least 2050” while investing $16.3 trillion over ten years to create an estimated 20 million new jobs, support vulnerable communities and a just transition for workers, and fund a massive infrastructure project.

The Vermont senator has said such a plan is necessary to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

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