Resolution for a Green New Deal to reduce climate change
If we don’t have goals, we will never come close to attaining them.
The fabulous new Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and the esteemed Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have issued a non-binding resolution urging Congress to enact and implement a ten-year plan to control and reverse climate change.
The Green New Deal is a comprehensive plan that demands profound changes in many sectors of society, including agriculture. With respect to agriculture, it calls for:
Why does this matter? Here, for example, is a graph of world temperatures over the last century, with 2018 being the fourth hottest ever.
The Resolution may seem like a pipe dream in today’s political climate, but the issues it addresses are urgent. Its recommendations set an agenda, one deserving of serious advocacy.