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To address the gravity of the climate crisis in the United States, some politicians created a plan called the Green New Deal. The goal of this plan, broadly speaking, is to create a healthy environment for future generations to call home. However, there are numerous positions on the Green New Deal.

The ultimate goal is to stop using fossil fuels entirely Show more Show less

The Green New Deal aims to meet one hundred percent of the United States' power/energy demand through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources. The proponents of this position hope to accomplish this goal within ten years of implementation.
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Working with farmers to eliminate pollution

A vital point of the Green New Deal is to work with farmers to create a system to promotes farming without pollution and greenhouse gases.

The Argument

There are numerous benefits for farmers with the Green New Deal. One of the main advantages for farmers is that the program would help those in the agricultural industry eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. Under the Green New Deal, the Federal Government would financially assist farms that adopt pollutant reducing techniques. These methods include utilizing well-managed soil that reduces carbon emissions.[1] This partnership between the Government and farmers would result in increased food production, healthier nutritional options for the American public, a reduction in greenhouse gases, and a decrease in poverty that often affects rural farmers.

Counter arguments

According to the Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Green New Deal ignores the realities of farming in the United States of America. It is an unrealistic proposal created by proponents who do not understand the realities of rural farms.[2] The implementation of the Green New Deal by the United States government would result in a crippling reduction of livestock – a decline that could end cattle farming in America.

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  1. https://jacobinmag.com/2019/04/green-new-deal-agriculture-farm-workers#:~:text=Under%20a%20Green%20New%20Deal,to%20end%20America's%20rural%20poverty.
  2. https://www.nefb.org/newsroom/news-releases/1462-statement-from-nebraska-farm-bureau-president-steve-nelson-regarding-congress-green-new-deal

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