I'm all for rational steps to protect the environment and combat climate change. But the Green New Deal is an absolutely ridiculous proposal. Consider some of the basics. The US represents approximately 15% of annual global carbon emissions. Even if the $100 trillion price tag over ten years was successful in reducing US carbon emissions to zero, it would have no impact on the rest of the world--in fact, global emissions would likely increase as production shifts from high cost/low emissions locations in the US to places like India, China and Bangladesh, with lower environmental standards. And the Green New Deal provides no funding to study carbon sequestration technologies, which scientists recognize as the most likely strategy for reversing global warming. If we can develop it properly, carbon sequestration could also be used to help other countries offset their emissions. The Green New Deal is outrageously expensive, likely ineffectice, and anti-scientific. Congress should inject reality into the climate change discussion, rather than wasting time pursuing pie-in-the-sky proposals that have no chance to achieve their stated goals.