The Green New Deal is often linked to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman congresswoman who is the idea’s most visible champion. But in its current form, it’s the brainchild of a bunch of 20-somethings sick of older generations’ inaction on climate change.
Just two countries in the world, The Gambia and Morocco, currently have policies that meet the target of 1.5 degrees Celcius set by the Paris climate agreement. The majority of signatories have not fully implemented policies to meet their emissions reductions goals.
Dire warnings about climate change made headlines this fall, but it wasn’t all bad news: Cape Town avoided Day Zero, kids led grown-ups in action on global warming, and scientists launched Antarctic research to better predict rising seas.
“It’s really concerning that so little plastic has ever been recycled and, as a result, so much plastic waste has leached out into the world’s environment. It’s a great, growing and genuinely world problem,” said RSS president, Sir David Spiegelhalter.
Refugees and asylum-seekers from poor countries to the US border are often attributed, incorrectly, to domestic unrest in a far-off nation. But migration is largely the result of global phenomena like colonialism, climate change and trade.