Usually, I take a serious view of an issue followed by a silly one. Not so with the Green New Deal, where I had the the comedians examine it first. Today, it's time for a serious look at the idea using the NBC News minidocumentary, Inside The Sunrise Movement: How Climate Activists Put The Green New Deal On The Map.
The Green New Deal has seemingly come out of the blue to become a litmus test for 2020 presidential hopefuls. But it didn't happen by accident. Alongside multiple members of Congress—notably Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey—a group of young activists has pushed the plan into the headlines, working behind the scenes to reshape America's approach to the climate crisis.I'm glad the young people are behind this. They have the energy and idealism that the movement needs to succeed as well as the motivation to save their future.
I plan on following the Green New Deal and posting updates when they develop. In the meantime, stay tuned for an entry about International Women's Day.