While this “green new deal” does
set unrealistic goals for our country, we have screwed up earth’s climate so much that it could be entirely what’s necessary to save our civilization. The past five years have been the hottest this globe has ever seen, and last week Pennsylvania experienced -5 degree weather while it is 50 degrees as I write this 3 days later. Combined with the extreme weather patterns we have seen in the past two years, such as record breaking hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires, the evidence is overwhelming that we must take clear, decisive steps to cut back carbon emissions. The American way of life is being threatened here. Coastal cities that define our culture like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Seattle, and Los Angeles are all coastal cities that would be devastated if our sea levels continue to rise. In conclusion, global warming is not a problem to be kicked down the road for future generations to clean up, it is here, and it is bearing down on our way of life, please pass this legislation and find a way to entice companies to enforce it.