Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Students Love AOC's Green New Deal, Till They Hear About Its Goals

Students Love AOC's Green New Deal, Till They Hear About Its Goals

The plan has already received the endorsements of Democrat presidential candidates, like Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris but, for others, it has turned heads for its drastic approach to fighting climate change. According to a recent December 2018 public opinion poll conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, 80% of registered voters surveyed support a Green New Deal, including 92% of Democrats and 64% of Republicans.

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Hockett replied that this was some sort of "doctored document" and that Ocasio-Cortez has "actually tweeted it out to laugh at it, if you look at her latest tweets".

The joint resolution stakes out an ambitious agenda for any Green New Deal legislation, calling for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from every major sector of the economy, providing clean energy jobs to millions of Americans and vastly expanding the social safety net.

"To be honest, I think we need those things to live". He called the project "daunting" but said in a Facebook post, "The real question is, can we afford not to enact the Green New Deal?" "I think it'd be great for us!" exclaimed one.

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"I think if we didn't do that, then we're gonna be killing ourselves basically, so we need to take care of ourselves", a different student said.

Some of the students made clear that they perceive global warming as an apocalyptic concern.

Buttigieg said it is the "right beginning" and that he is supportive of the measure.

"I think 10 years is a little extreme". The document was later removed by Ocasio-Cortez's office, yet the host still asked why people should pay for those unwilling to work.

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