Sierra Club Definition: “A Green New Deal is a big, bold transformation of the economy to tackle the twin crises of inequality and climate change. It would mobilize vast public resources to help us transition from an economy built on exploitation and fossil fuels to one driven by dignified work and clean energy.”

The actual Green New Deal was first coined by journalist, Thomas Friedman in the New York Times in 2007. It is a modern take on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, which was a response to the Great Depression of 1939. The U. S. Senate voted it down on March 25, 2019, mostly on the grounds of cost insufficiency to instigate such a plan, and the improbability of eliminating all fossil fuel machinery and vehicles, as well as airplane travel, and other unrealistic consequences within twelve years.

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