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.
(Note: Following is from an eMail from Jennifer Deol at 350.org. Image from straight.com)
Yesterday, Justin Trudeau officially swore in his new cabinet.
43rd government and newly appointed cabinet have a tremendous
responsibility to govern through 4 of the 11 critical years scientists
have given us to transform our economy to tackle the climate crisis.
We know corporate elites and Big Oil are gearing up to push their
dirty agenda across our new government’s desk. That is why we need every
single Member of Parliament to put partisan politics aside and accept
their mandate to tackle the climate emergency and rising inequality at
the scale necessary before Big Oil gets to them.
The 43rd parliament and cabinet may have been sworn in by Justin
Trudeau, but it was the people that got them there. Our MPs have an
obligation to listen to us and act on the urgent issues we are facing.
Let’s remind them who voted for them. Our future depends on it.
PS – We made a timeline of the incredible moments that put climate and a Green New Deal front and center this federal election. Check it out here.