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senate Bill S. Res. 59

Should the Senate Call for a ‘Green New Deal’ to Fight Climate Change and Income Inequality?

Argument in favor

Climate change and income inequality are two of the greatest threats facing America. Enacting a massive transformation of our society like this Green New Deal is the best way to achieve that, not only through cutting emissions, investing in clean energy, and upgrading infrastructure but by guaranteeing economic security for all Americans — particularly those from vulnerable communities. This may be a non-binding resolution, but its passage would be a positive step toward the realization of a Green New Deal.

jimK's Opinion
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07/06/2019
We need to start NOW. The Earth is finite and will increasingly become unable to support our worlds population. This is a much bigger deal than petty politics and jockeying for our positions in the world order. The economic impact will only become greater the longer we wait. It is time to muster available resources, American ingenuity and world alliances. Ignoring this problem now only makes the economic and humanitarian costs increasingly greater and more horrific. We need an internationally concerted effort to mitigate, diminish and/or hopefully reverse the increasingly dangerous consequences of climate change. Putting our heads in the sand and hoping it just goes away does not work. Will it be tough? YES. Will it be expensive? YES. Will it require radical shifting of government priorities and institutions? YES. Can we wait any longer to get started.? NO WE CANNOT. I love my grandchildren and do not want to see them suffer the consequences of our countries inability to act.
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02/10/2019
WE need to build a future....we are going to have none. Trump has turned us into a backwards looking laughing stock...when we SHOULD BE LEADING IN THIS AREA!
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02/24/2019
The recent IPCC report made 2 things clear: fighting climate change will take herculean efforts in a very short time (and that won't even fix the problem), and that those who will be the most harmed are those with the least resources. Now is the time to
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Argument opposed

The Green New Deal suggested by this resolution is a massive transformation of our society that comes with tremendous costs. It sets unrealistic goals like eliminating all energy derived from fossil fuel & nuclear power while upgrading or replacing every building in America over the course of a decade. Beyond fantastical environmental goals, it also calls for fundamentally expanding the role of government by calling for guaranteed family-wage jobs for all. Alternatively, this bill is non-binding and wouldn’t make any real progress in achieving its stated goals.

ChoateRB's Opinion
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02/08/2019
With our economy booming, energy independence looming and jobs so much more available, why would anyone support this obvious reach for power. As an outline for action, this smacks of the beginning of authoritarian rule and economic ruin. No government that has tried socialism has been exceptionally successful. We were born in the quest for liberty and must not step backwards now.
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04/05/2019
This whole thing is a fraud to bankrupt the country.
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AmericanWoman86's Opinion
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09/24/2019
Your all brainwashed idiots if you buy any of the climate bullshit! Funny when my grandparents were my age it was globel cooling. Ehile I was growing up it was globel warming up until now when what we see doesnt match what they say. So NOW its climate change.... in reality its idk wtf we're talkig abiut but give us ur money or you will die. Ignore the fact we've been wrong every step of the way. Ignore it and any rational thoughts that come into your head. Just take your brain put it in your bedside table and leave it there until the Democrats and socialists tell you when you need it.... which will be never because ur a sheep sad to say a mind group think tank slave .... hell no I do not support this BULLSHIT FAKE SCIENCE HOAX. The left trying to take our right to speak and bare arms is are more important than this fake garbage.
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    We need to start NOW. The Earth is finite and will increasingly become unable to support our worlds population. This is a much bigger deal than petty politics and jockeying for our positions in the world order. The economic impact will only become greater the longer we wait. It is time to muster available resources, American ingenuity and world alliances. Ignoring this problem now only makes the economic and humanitarian costs increasingly greater and more horrific. We need an internationally concerted effort to mitigate, diminish and/or hopefully reverse the increasingly dangerous consequences of climate change. Putting our heads in the sand and hoping it just goes away does not work. Will it be tough? YES. Will it be expensive? YES. Will it require radical shifting of government priorities and institutions? YES. Can we wait any longer to get started.? NO WE CANNOT. I love my grandchildren and do not want to see them suffer the consequences of our countries inability to act.
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    With our economy booming, energy independence looming and jobs so much more available, why would anyone support this obvious reach for power. As an outline for action, this smacks of the beginning of authoritarian rule and economic ruin. No government that has tried socialism has been exceptionally successful. We were born in the quest for liberty and must not step backwards now.
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    The recent IPCC report made 2 things clear: fighting climate change will take herculean efforts in a very short time (and that won't even fix the problem), and that those who will be the most harmed are those with the least resources. Now is the time to
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    WE need to build a future....we are going to have none. Trump has turned us into a backwards looking laughing stock...when we SHOULD BE LEADING IN THIS AREA!
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    It is absolutely vital for us to address climate change immediately. We only have one planet, and we are making it uninhabitable for ourselves. I fear having children because i can’t imagine the world will be safe for them.
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    YES, YES SIR, YES MAM!
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    I fear the day I have to look my daughter in thee eyes as she asks me Why did generations before me let this happen!!!
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    Our planet is dying and we are the cause. Scientists have already said we have a limited amount of time before the damage is too much
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    This whole thing is a fraud to bankrupt the country.
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    It is time to act on climate change solutions. The green new deal proposed by Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Wyden is not only common sense, but it is practical and will improve the global climate and US economy for generations. Climate change is a complex problem and needs a multi-faceted solution. This is it and I am disappointed to see that you have no cosponsored this legislation in the Senate. I urge you, protect the future, act now. Vote yes.
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    We should endorse and then do more. The Green New Deal is is a non binding agreement. Climate change - and the climate chaos that follows - is an existential crisis for the human race. It’s more ambitious than other things on the table since it’s a real humanitarian take, but non binding is a really low bar to hit when we have (conservatively) 12 years according to the UN report. Less optimistic reports say closer to 5 years (because once polar ice melts and the water warms, the ice will no longer be able to refereeze the way it would today, limiting the effectiveness of any mitigation we do after that point). A -non binding- resolution is a pretty low bar, given the circumstances. Think 7 generations - are you sure humankind will last 7 more generations? I am not. I am concerned for my children, and the world they will inherit. It is time for a BIG change. Ambitious policies like the Green New Deal are a good start!
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    This is a no-brainer! We must act now to protect our environment for all living things and for our future generations. We have a responsibility to make good choices now before things get any worse.
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    Support S Res 59 Edward Markey Green New Deal- potential extremely financially disruptive climate events that will be behind the NEXT systematic financial crisis must be addressed by the Senate too!
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    REPOST Senate Bill S. Res. 59 Should the Senate Call for a ‘Green New Deal’ to Fight Climate Change and Income Inequality? YEA NAY Argument in favor Climate change and income inequality are two of the greatest threats facing America. Enacting a massive transformation of our society like this Green New Deal is the best way to achieve that, not only through cutting emissions, investing in clean energy, and upgrading infrastructure but by guaranteeing economic security for all Americans — particularly those from vulnerable communities. This may be a non-binding resolution, but its passage would be a positive step toward the realization of a Green New Deal.
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    We must protect our planet.
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    We must! The United States is lagging behind and will be left behind if we don’t set our future goals based on science and justice and ethical responsibility. We have the imagination, means, and the citizens’ desire - indeed need - for this bold innovative initiative. We only need lawmakers who have the vision and grit to lead us and the world forward in this.
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    Climate change is a serious threat and needs to be treated like one. From what I heard this bill has a wide range of necessary steps to address the issue of climate change and begin to mitigate the damage. It is time that people face the reality that climate change is a serious threat that kill many people in time and needs to be addressed swiftly. This bill has some good first steps to deal with the issue.
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    The chance for companies to take the lead on the clean energy transition has come and gone. The only way we can hope to keep warming under 2°C is with dramatic and bold government leadership, even if it means increasing governmental power. The climate crisis is a matter of life and death and it's time we started acting like it
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    This is our only home, folks, either we take care of it or we are toast.
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    Climate Change is the greatest threat humanity has ever faced. People all across the world are already experiencing its effects. We must take significant action to bring about a world that is not only livable for our youth, but is also environmentally just.
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