Published: Fri, March 29, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Green New Deal Dies, Climate Change Lives

Green New Deal Dies, Climate Change Lives

'With nuclear power available, it's strategy for fighting climate change with windmills makes as much sense as going to war in sail boats'.

Donald Trump also weighed in against the plan, which the White House called "job crushing". This is the same strategy they employed in dealing with healthcare.

"When the Midwest is flooded and people have died because of climate-related extreme weather, it is shameful to joke about climate change", the Massachusetts Democrat tweeted Tuesday, referring to the historic flooding in the us plains states.

The Republican-led Senate Tuesday night voted against consideration of the Democratically-supported New Green Deal - the outline of an ambitious plan to get the USA off climate-changing fossil fuels. "I believe that human emissions of greenhouse gases are a major cause of climate change", Alexander said. "It's just really handed down to all of us". Lamar Alexander said on the Senate floor Monday.

On Tuesday afternoon, US Senators voted 0-57 on whether to take a vote on the Green New Deal, according to The Hill.

Fuming Democrats accused the Republicans of turning the issue of the very survival of the planet into a joke. Angus King (I-Maine) who caucuses Democrat, joined the 53 Senate Republicans in voting down the plan. Angus King of ME, who caucuses with Democrats.

Three Democrats and independent Sen. "Not only is this proposal unrealistic and impractical, but it would eliminate thousands of good-paying jobs and cripple critical industries in our state and others across the country", she said.

Senate Republicans have been attacking the Green New Deal for weeks. The Green New Deal, she acknowledged, isn't meant to be passed into law and in fact as a resolution it can't be. Edward J. Markey said at a rally outside the Capitol. "They know that Democrats are the party of climate action, and Republicans are the party of climate denial". Chris Murphy, D-Conn., ahead of the vote.

Collins also noted documents initially released by the House sponsor of the resolution, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from NY, called for a guaranteed income for all who are unable or unwilling to work. "The aspirations of the proposal have been called radical".

Lee said, "I reacted to the [idea] that some have suggested that people shouldn't have children in light of climate change". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) scheduled the vote to show how little support the Senate has for the Green New Deal.

However, in the view of Republicans such as Sen. "Everyone should do this!'" Representative Sean Duffy (a Republican from Wisconsin) said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the Climate Action Now Act as one of many steps toward Democratic efforts to confront global warming.

"Despite what the president has said, America will not retreat, America will not cut and run, America will keep its commitments", Subcommittee Chair Rep. Kathy Castor said. We also want to thank Rhiana Gunn-Wright, one of the lead policy writers for the Green New Deal, policy director for the nonprofit New Consensus. "There are many ideas, including this one, that are consistent with the urgency and ambition that the Green New Deal underscores", she said.

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