Sponsored by Science for the People NYC
Kate Aronoff, climate journalist and reporter for The Intercept
Robert C. Hockett, Edward Cornell Professor of Law, and Green New Deal Advisor to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Matthew Miles Goodrich, NY Director of the Sunrise Movement
David Wallace-Wells, author of 'The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming'
Moderated by Arielle Duhaime-Ross, environment and climate correspondent for VICE News Tonight
In late 2018, a UN climate science body report stated that humanity has just 12 years to make massive, unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels.
Policies that would reduce climate pollution are not new, but do not currently add up to a comprehensive solution. So what about the Green New Deal (#GND)—a massive program of investments in clean-energy jobs and infrastructure, meant to transform not only the energy sector but the whole economy?
Operating on three core principles—decarbonization, jobs, and justice—the GND intends to both decarbonize the economy and improve the growing inequality and top-heavy power of late Capitalism.
Outlining the realities of the impending climate crisis and then examining the potential of the GND as a plan of response, this event will tackle topics such as: the political and social impacts of global warming; the adaptations must we begin to make, technically, politically, and socially; the political and policy engineering required to achieve the GND; achieving bi-partisan support; and what a GND platform that diverse constituencies can rally around and endorse would look like.
Divided We Stand is a series of public discussions examining critical but contentious issues affecting Americans locally and nationally, bringing audiences together with prominent intellectuals, activists, organizers, writers, journalists and academics working on the frontline of challenging political issues.