Episode 128: Green. New. Deal.
Introduced in early February by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, the Green New Deal is a congressional resolution that calls for the U.S. to become carbon neutral and to supply 100% of the country’s electricity from carbon-free energy sources by 2030.
But what does this grand plan to tackle climate change actually entail and what does it mean for our food system? Award-winning journalist Christopher D. Cook joins host Jenna Liut to discuss. They also get to the bottom of whether this proposal would take away our “airplane rights,” “confiscate our cars,” “ban livestock,” and force Americans to rely on “unicorn tears” to power new, high-speed light rails we will have to ride around on.
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