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What are the pros and cons of The Green New Deal?

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 goals of the Green New Deal

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.

The Green New Deal aims to create a zero-emissions society

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.

The Green New Deal works with farmers to eliminate pollution

A vital point of the Green New Deal is to work with farmers to create a system that promotes farming without pollution and greenhouse gases. This aims to keep farmers working while reducing emissions.

The Green New Deal will overhaul the transportation system

Create a transportation system in the United States that utilizes high-speed rail and hybrid technology. This will reduce single-car-user commuting, which will significantly cut down on one of the leading causes of pollution, vehicles.

The Green New deal is a jobs guarantee

The Green New Deal aims to boost the American economy by creating millions of new jobs. These will be in multiple sectors, including (but not limited to) transportation, agriculture, and energy.

The benefits of the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal will eliminate deaths caused by global climate change

The Green New Deal aims to reduce the thousands of deaths annually caused by global climate change. These deaths are caused by air pollution, wildfires, illnesses related to them.

The Green New Deal will grow the United States' economy

Estimates suggest that the Green New Deal will create over two million net new jobs in the energy sector. These new jobs come largely from the energy sector. When more Americans are employed, they tend to spend their money, which boosts the economy.

The drawbacks of the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal will expand the federal government's involvement in the energy sector

Private industries currently operate most of the energy sector. Government involvement would only hurt the industry by overregulating and slowing the industry sector down to bureaucracy's speed.

The Green New Deal will increase the deficit in the United States

A total change from fossil fuels to renewable energies would cost the United States trillions of dollars. This would only add to the deficit, and cuts to other vital programs would be necessary for the Green New Deal to become a reality.
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