- Sen. Bernie Sanders plan will take on the fossil fuel industry.
- He plans on making the US go completely green by the end of 2050.
- The goal of this plan is to create new jobs and scale back climate change.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sen. Bernie Sanders has revealed his new climate change plan on Thursday.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking a page out of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s book. He is calling his new climate change plan he Green New Deal. In his plan, Sen. Sanders details out how he is going to tackle the issue of climate change.
The plan will take on climate change from an economic standpoint. To put it simply, the Green New Deal will invest $16.3 trillion to take on the fossil fuel industry. The plan says that the goal is to make the US reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The plan says that doing this will create 20 million union jobs.
The 20 million jobs will first go to workers who are in the fossil fuel industry. This is due to the fact that Sen. Sanders does not want to negatively affect those who are laborers in that industry. Transitioning them into greener jobs will get the ball rolling with the Green New Deal. The ultimate goal is to have the US reach complete decarbonization by 2050.
Sen. Sanders will also declare climate change a national emergency if he becomes President. This will give him more leeway on what he can do to fight climate change. He would also bring the US back into the Paris Agreement.
This might be the perfect time for Sen. Sanders to reveal the Green New Deal. Right now, the Amazon is on fire and Greenland’s ice shelf is melting. Even the Arctic is on fire. With climate change being the focus of everyone’s attention, this could have a positive impact on his election odds.