Well, we’ve got a glimpse now of what a Green New Deal will look like, at least what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would like it to look like, and it’s kind of an awesome vision.
She wants to eliminate waste from agriculture, by the expedient of creating shit-tons of small farms, environmentally correct farms, with a negative carbon footprint (that is a positive thing), growing organic vegetables and such.
I think it’s brilliant because it not only helps improve air quality, making it a very Green idea, indeed, but it also puts a lot of fresh vegetables on the market, thus fighting in the war against obesity, and it could pretty much totally eliminate joblessness, and homelessness. To repeat: it is good for the environment, could end homelessness and bring unemployment down to as near 0% as possible, and will fight obesity. So much winning.
I totally agree with the program, and can even agree with an emphasis on that, but I think it needs to be part of a multi-pronged push. We also need to clean up industrial waste, by transferring the energy grid to solar and wind power, and away from coal, and nuclear.
We also need to reduce traffic emissions by having electric cars, and magnetic levitation, or hyperloop trains, and more bike paths.
And, whatever else we do, we need to plant a few trillion more trees. But I do like the healthy farms idea.