Why we need a Green New Deal


To the Editor:

Climate change is happening here and now – and as a young person, I'm terrified. I'm 20 years old and am afraid for the kind of world I will grow into and the world that my children will have to face in 2100 and beyond.

I'm concerned about the frontline communities already experiencing the worst effects of climate change and the imbalances of power that led to this crisis only reproducing themselves as the Global South industrializes.

The latest climate report from the UN says we have only 12 years to transform our economy to preserve the stable climate human civilization has depended on for millennia. We need a massive mobilization of every sector of society on par with what science and justice demand.

A Green New Deal will keep Americans safe from climate change and create millions of green jobs. It is common sense policy that is overwhelmingly popular with American people, regardless of political party or where they live.

Any presidential candidate who wants to be taken seriously on climate and earn the support of young people needs to support Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey's resolution.

Matthew Mellea



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Can't tell if this is a serious letter or sarcasm. I'm going to go with sarcasm, because it scares the heck out of me that our youth could be this gullible.

Wednesday, March 13