A number of the films that we have watched this term have focused on personal action, such as adopting a largely plant-based diet or becoming a minimalist, as a way of addressing the climate crisis. This week we will approach this as a political issue by considering the most sweeping legislation ever proposed in the U.S. to address the climate crisis: the Green New Deal.
Although Joe Bidens climate proposals differ from the Green New Deal, it is still important to consider just what sort of actions would be required to mitigate the climate crisis as well as to consider the political resistance that this proposal received.
Please watch The Green New Deal, explained, and Why you still dont understand the Green New Deal, which are both short VOX videos, as well as A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. All are on YouTube.
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