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We’ve all heard the excuse that fighting climate change will cost jobs. A handful of politicians, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Randy Bryce, are rebutting that argument with a new package of policies that pairs labor programs with climate action. It’s called the Green New Deal, and you can learn all about it in our Green New Video.
If you want to learn more, check out our sources – Huffington Post's Alexander Kaufman also wrote a couple of good pieces on the Green New Deal:
And, as always, check out Grist.org for all kinds of coverage about climate change and future that doesn't suck.
Data for Progress
Fireside Chats, UVA Miller Center
Bureau of Labor Statistics (unemployment statistics and pre 1947 estimates)
Greg Carlock, https://twitter.com/gregorytcarlock
Kevin de León, https://twitter.com/kdeleon
Abdul El-Sayed, https://twitter.com/AbdulElSayed