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Is Coal Country Ready For The Green New Deal? | AJ+

Is Coal Country Ready For The Green New Deal? | AJ+


(soft intense music) – [Varshini] The climate
crisis is immense. It will require transforming virtually every sector of society imaginable. In that transition, we have to make sure that no person gets left behind. – Senator McConnell,
I urge you to consider the constituents that you
have thus far ignored. You have taken $1.9 million
from outside corporations who exploited my community. – We’ve been talking to
communities in Kentucky who are the descendants of coal miners, who have seen their families experience black lung disease and more because of their occupations. We cannot leave those people behind. – Our natural resources are
exhausted, our bodies broken, our spirits crushed and now
we have nothing to offer. But we are here to tell
you that we deserve better. – Appalachia’s one of the
poorest communities in America. The thought of the Green New Deal lifting them all out of it, and getting everybody a clean
job, and a livable wage, and making my people’s lives better, almost brings me to tears. (soft piano music) – [Narrator] In Appalachia,
communities once dependent on the coal industry are
grappling with the poverty, illness, and environmental
destruction it’s left behind. In this final episode in our series, we meet the young Kentuckians who have taken up the
struggle as Sunrise activists, calling for a Green New Deal. – My name is Lily
Gardner, I’m 15 years old. I’m originally from
Magnifico County Kentucky, but now I live in Lexington, Kentucky. I would say in this movement,
I was the first Appalachian. Thankfully, now I’m not
the only Appalachian. (soft music) When I was eleven we had a tornado that ripped through my town,
and it completely decimated the surrounding area. My house wasn’t destroyed at all, but the entire community that
I had grown up in was. I think it was incredibly
difficult to see a community that was so deeply rooted
in poverty already… We didn’t have any jobs. We had no infrastructure whatsoever. But what we did have was gone. I was quite hopeless for a little bit, because I thought that this
was going to be the end, or the final defeat, almost,
of where I had grown up. I didn’t fall into
climate activism because I just hopped on a Sunrise call. It was something that I’d been
thinking about for a while, and something that I’d started to connect with my experiences in eastern Kentucky. I’d been thinking about
a Federal Jobs guarantee for a while, which is a
part of the Green New Deal. – I think partially, what’s
drawing so many people to the Green New Deal
right now, is that it is one of the first proposals
put forward at a federal level that actually mandates and
stipulates that racial justice and economic justice must be
a core part of any kind of ambitious climate and energy plan. (crowd chatting) – [Narrator] Bolstered
by the Sunrise Movement, Democrats Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey, put forward a Green New
Deal resolution in February. Then, Kentucky’s Mitch
McConnell, the most powerful man in the Republican-controlled
Senate, rushed it to a vote without a hearing or a shot at gaining enough support to pass. – I’ve noted with great
interest the Green New Deal. (cameras clicking) And, we’re gonna be voting
on that in the Senate. We’ll give everybody an
opportunity to go on record. – This was to effectively quash
any chance of its passing. (snappy music) So, the first thing we did is we tried to find Mitch McConnell. So, Erin Bridges and a
couple of high schoolers in Louisville, they went
around to his office, to his condo, and he
was nowhere to be found. – If Mitch McConnell can
look us in the eyes– – And, here in Lexington, we
went to his regional office, and we protested and we talked
about why why we believed in a Green New Deal, and we
were promptly kicked out. Just got kicked out, we
weren’t even being loud. (crowd muttering) – [Narrator] The next week,
more than 100 Sunrise activists took the search for Mitch
McConnell to Washington, D.C. – So, we’re making our way
to Mitch McConnell’s office right now, we have a bunch
of Kentuckians behind us. – [Lily] There were
four of us who were from Appalachia, specifically. There was still this
disappointment in the fact that we were there because our own senator just hadn’t listened to us. – [Kevin] My name is Kevin Short, I was born in Hyden, Kentucky,
a town with about 350 people. And I’ve lived in Lily,
Kentucky my entire life. I learned about Sunrise when
they were doing the protests outside of Mitch McConnell’s
office in Louisville. I just saw the awesome
work they were doing. And, I participated directly in the sit-in in the office of Mitch McConnell in D.C. His staffers, they just
said, “We’ll call him and “see if he comes down.” And, I don’t think they did. But, we delivered them the petition. They kind of just ignored us after that while we spoke out truths. – Far too many of Kentuckians are being pushed out of our state because we have no economic
future or stability in there. – You have the option
to show that PAC money isn’t more important than tangible lives. – [Protester] That’s right. – The Green New Deal is the only comprehensive
solution we have. And so, I need you to look me, and my fellow Kentuckians in the eyes and tell us why you’re
playing games with our future. (protestors singing) – [Kevin] The action was crazy. To stand in Mitch McConnell’s office and say, “We’re here,
and you need to get here “and look us in the eyes and
explain what you’re doing,” you just feel the power of community. – [Lily] Do you mind
telling us how you feel, now that you’ve just been kicked out of Mitch McConnell’s office, his own constituents? – I’ve seen the ecological devastation, and the personal
devastation caused by coal. And, the fact that we continue
to let these coal companies hold our communities hostage,
and that that’s facilitated by Mitch McConnell, I think is disgusting, and it needs to change. And, we need the better,
cleaner opportunities offered by the Green New Deal. (protestors singing) – I think what I wanted
Mitch McConnell to know is that he has not represented Appalachians, but a Green New Deal does. And, it offers a salvation and a hope that we’ve never felt as
a community or as a whole, and that he has never provided for us. – I’m from eastern
Kentucky, born and raised. And, to see my fellow
Kentuckians rise up and say, “No, we are not gonna let
you dictate Kentucky’s image “as horribly as you are right now.” Mitch McConnell is
playing off stereotypes, to where we’re all 100%
conservative, hyper-religious, hyper-dependent on coal. He wants people outside of
Kentucky to believe that, too. ♪ Does it weigh on you at all? ♪ (slow electric guitar music) My papa, Papa Gross on my mom’s side, was a coal miner most of his life. He got black lung in the mine. And, my grandpa on my
dad’s side, Grandpa Gary, he was a community activist
that actually fought mountaintop removal when it
was poisoning the water supply. Most people here have some
direct involvement in coal. And, everyone has a horror
story about coal too. Not that it doesn’t have
a spot of some type of appreciation for helping
our economy for so long, but recognizing its horrors as well as what it’s done to help us
is, I think, imperative. – [Narrator] Scott Shoupe
grew up in Harlan Count, and spent more than 20 years
in the mines in Kentucky. Then, in West Virginia and Alabama, where he made good money in management. But, last year he quit and came home. – I guess I lived in the
same lie that a lot of coal workers live in for
years and years, you know? I thought the coal
companies cared about me and cared about my family,
and cared about my community and my well being, just, you
know, because I cared about it. So, I guess I assumed they did. But, you know, as I got older, and I really started realizing
that that wasn’t the case. – [Narrator] Scott’s father
Carl worked in the mines, too, until he was badly injured and
found a job with the union. The two men have watched
their hometown of Benham dwindle in size as the boom and bust cycle of the coal economy took its toll. – Right there, in the beginning of 2013, I think in a six month span, there was like ten
thousand people laid off in the state of Kentucky. – Just, bam! They went to work that morning, and they met them at the gate, and said, “Hey, here’s your pink slip,
man. Go back to the house.” – If something like that repeated itself, and we had the New Green
Deal in place, then, you know, you have people
still being able to live their life as they normally do. – [Carl] Yeah.
– You know what I mean? – And man, we wanna to stay
in these mountains, man, you know, and everybody’s like that. – Well you work, you know, 10
plus years in any industry, and you build a home and a family. And, you know, to have
that stricken from you because of something that’s
really out of your control? – Yeah. – You know, that puts a
monkey on your back, man, that you that you carry
around with you, you know? – And, you know, it’s not that
we’re against the coal miner. I’m just trying to tell
people the truth, man, that this fossil fuel business,
it’s gonna be gone, man. – Yeah, it’s a– – If it’s not, all of
us are gonna die anyway, burn up the planet, or
whatever, if we don’t do something here pretty quick. – [Scott] We as a state, especially people in eastern Kentucky, I mean, we have to wake up. – There are people who have been depending on fossil fuel jobs, coal,
oil, and gas corporations, for a long time. So, we need to ensure that if
we’re creating new industries to replace old ones, that
the people who work in them are taken care of. – A just transition is something
that eastern Kentuckians have deserved for quite a while. It’s what we were talking
about 30 years ago when they said that coal was running out. And, it should have really started then because, it is the transition away from a dependency on fossil
fuels to the opportunity for a dependency, or maybe,
just a livelihood that comes out of something sustainable. (contemplative music) – [Scott] A just transition
to me, you know, means community involvement, getting
the people that are affected involved and letting them
have a voice and a say. – [Narrator] Benham is proud of its past as a coal mining town, but it’s
also investing in the future and the Shoupe’s are leading the way. Scott’s father Carl helped
launch a program to retrofit Benham’s old houses and
bring down electricity bills. – That’s all them houses we just passed. And, just like the house
that Dad and them live in. – [Narrator] Scott has
retrained in renewable energy technologies through an internship
with a local non-profit, and launched his own business. – [Scott] You can’t just retrain
coal industry workers into any industry, it has to
be something that they’re prideful about and that they want to do. – [Narrator] And, here at
the Coal Mining’s museum, solar panels are now
helping keep the lights on. – And, you all are about
to get the other 20 panels hooked up, ain’t you? – Yes, hopefully it’ll be very soon. – I think it was a surprise,
being from a coal community, putting solar here. You know, we have lost a lot of coal jobs. I don’t think this actually
caused any loss in coal jobs, I think it saved us money so that we could stay in business longer. – [Scott] I think that’s
what a just transition is, is getting on that level with
the people that are affected, whether it’s coal industry
workers, whether it’s minorities, you know, women, people of
color, whatever it may be, getting on that level,
getting those people involved and getting policy and
legislature in place that supports these people. (birds chirping) – A just transition to me means
helping all the coal miners get better, safer, cleaner
jobs that have comparable pay to what they have now. And, that would have
helped my papa have a job that didn’t endanger his lungs. It would have helped my
grandpa, even though he wouldn’t directly get a job, it
would have made sure that his water stayed clean. – [Narrator] Long before
Sunrise came to Kentucky, a grass-roots organization called Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, or KFTC, was working to create a more sustainable, regenerative economy here. The Shoupe’s are members, and Carl’s grandson, Chase, is too. – [Chase] It’s hard having
people try to get together and work on this, just,
transition in eastern Kentucky, but, I mean, there’s still people that are doing the work, you know,
but it’s just getting more people to, you know– – [Carl] Get on board. – [Chase] Yeah, get on board with it. – [Carl] Hey, when I
first started in KFTC, we had 3,000 members statewide, okay? Now, we have over 12,000 members,
and we have representation in all the counties. – [Chase] I grew up around
awesome people that were doing this work, and really inspired me to continue on doing this work. – [Carl] And then, see that? What you see, coming around
the side of that mountain? That old dirt and everything,
all piled off and everything? That’s what they wanna do up
there toward Benham and Lynch. That’s high-wall mining,
what they’re calling it now, but I call it strip mining, you know? Radical strip mining’s what I call it. God guys, they’re tearing the whole side of that mountain off, you know? – [Chase] If we would
let them, they would. – [Carl] If we can’t stop
them, and we’re trying. (soft music) – [Chase] We live in one of
the beautiful places ever. – I’m telling you, man. You know, if we can keep these
coal companies from really destroying this place,
then we might get some job opportunities in here
where people like you, Chase, you know, can go off
to college and then… – [Chase] Yeah.
– Come back, you know, and have a place to raise your children and
and make a good living. You know like the coal
miners did, you know? – I will graduate in 2022. I’d love to be a photographer. I still wanna be involved
in being an activist and social justice work,
and stuff like that. And, I’d love to live
here in Harlan County and be able to do that kind of work here. – [Kevin] I always
pictured myself leaving. Whether it’s for economic
reasons or education reasons, people just don’t stay in the area. – [Narrator] But, getting
involved in activism has inspired Kevin to
rethink what’s possible. Next year, he’s going away to college to study political science. – It’s in Louisville, but
I have plans to move back as soon as I graduate. We need people to stay in Kentucky, especially eastern Kentucky,
to grow our economy back from the stranglehold
that coal held over it. Because, coal is dying, with or without any political intervention. I think this is one of
the most beautiful places in this part of the state. The Green New Deal calls
for everyone to have a good, sustainable job that pays well and provides a livable lifestyle for everyone. And, when these communities,
whether it’s African Americans, Indigenous folk, Appalachians,
have not had the resources other folks have had in America. One of the major divides is through the socio-economic status of these people. In order to break down that
divide, that racial barrier, that socio-economic barrier,
everyone needs access to that good, livable wage. And, that’s what the
Green New Deal promises. – You know, my hope’s is that
with all this movement in, you know, energy efficiency
and renewables, and, of course, the New Green Deal, you know, if all this can come to light, I foresee the next generation, you know, being able to work solar
farms, wind turbine farms. I think there’s a major
market here for tourism. (birds chirping) I could foresee the
New Green Deal allowing a solar-thermal power plant. There’s miles and miles of mountain top that could be solar farms. And, the foundation is here, it’s just getting policy
to support it, you know? If we can make this New Green Deal happen, we can make eastern Kentucky
to what it used to be, I mean, to the thriving, you know, communities and economies
that it once was. (contemplative music) (door shutting) – [Lily] Just as some
context, we are really big environmentalists, about,
literally, everything. But, we also have this
deep love for clothes that we’re trying to figure out. (people laughing) – [Narrator] The closest
Sunrise hub is in Louisville, an hour’s drive from where
Lily lives with her mom. So, she often organizes online,
connecting climate activism with what she learned
growing up in Appalachia. – For me personally, a
Green New Deal represents my one and only chance
at a sustainable future. There are a lot of things that
really appeal to me in it. The transition to 100% renewables, the complete and total
infrastructure change, a federal jobs guarantee. But overall, it’s the fact that
a Green New Deal represents an opportunity for me to
have a future in which the sustainability or
survival of our planet is not constantly on my mind. So, I understand it as
an opportunity for hope. (cars passing by) (snappy music) – [Narrator] Throughout
the summer and into 2020, Sunrise will continue mobilizing
to put the climate crisis and the Green New Deal at the
top of the electoral agenda. For Kevin, Lily and other
activists from eastern Kentucky, gatherings like this town hall
are a welcome chance to meet. – [Lily] Hi! Good to see you! A lot of people are
based out of Louisville, and a lot of people are based nationally, and I’m kind of here attempting
to stay remotely involved. And so, it’s very heartening
to see and it’s very empowering to feel the energy of everyone
in the room together again. ♪ Solid as a rock! ♪ ♪ Solid as a rock! ♪ – Because I think it’s
easy, when you’re isolated, to forget that, and to
almost think that in Kentucky this work could be futile. – [Kevin] Living in Harlan
County, and looking around and seeing all these
young kids in other places starting these, I mean, huge
movements is empowering. It makes me think, I can
do the same here, you know? (crowd chatting) (crowd applauding) – Six months ago no politician was discussing the climate crisis. Now, there are over 100 co-sponsors on a Green New Deal resolution put forward by Representative Ocasio-Cortez
and Senator Markey. Almost every major presidential
Democratic contender has been forced to talk
about the climate crisis and share their plan and
back the Green New Deal, and that is because of the organizing that you all have been doing. (crowd applauding)
(upbeat music) – It’s time we wake up, Kentucky, and progress forward with the times. Let’s take a stand together, Kentucky, with a New Green Deal,
create a just transition for a clean economy for
Kentucky and our nation. – The Green New Deal says,
in no uncertain terms, that a just transition for
these frontline communities is a must. It will fund coal miners pensions, (crowd cheering) and it will get them better jobs, cleaner jobs in renewable energy, ’cause this is a compassionate
and empathetic resolution. It cares about people,
(audience applauding) and doesn’t put people over profits. – I think 2020 is where it
all begins, not where it ends. And I think the next decade has to be the decade of the Green New Deal, that we have to fight
at every level to push dozens, if not hundreds
of policies forward that are gonna benefit all
Americans and stop climate change and reverse the damage that’s been done. (crowd cheering) So I don’t know if we will win. What I know is that if we come together, we together are writing the next chapter of American history. (contemplative music)

100 comments on “Is Coal Country Ready For The Green New Deal? | AJ+

  1. the planet will be here and livable long long after all of us our kids our kids kids and on are gone….it has been a scare tatic from the left for 60 years now….they have given the same deadly speech of death for all these years …..3 times now we have only had 12 years left.   it is just a leftist talking point and a way to get into you pocket…..they have done nothing but get rich on the issue……you young people are being duped for fools

  2. >When I was 11. I was 21 when that storm came through and wrecked everything.

    Glad I got out of eastern Kentucky before people could use me as a token eastern Kentucky environmentalist.

  3. People really should read the bill and the context and science behind it before listening to Fox News talking points. All I see on Fox is how expensive it will be but they don’t realize how expensive it will be if we don’t take action.

    https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hres109/BILLS-116hres109ih.pdf

  4. Everyone always talks about winning back the presidency. It's not going to do any good unless we flip the Senate and send Moscow Mitch back to the fossil beds with the other dinosaurs. If you don't think it's worth it to vote, let me ask you some questions. Why would you let other people decide what the world of your future will look like, when a lot of them won't even be around to see it? Would you would let your parents or grandparents pick your music playlist? Do they listen to it? Then why let them choose your future? Would you let people who don't even care about you decide what a safe society looks like? A society where you don't know if you or someone you love will be killed by a gun carrying extremist. Then why let them make those decisions for you? If you do vote, then put these questions to your friends that don't. 2020 BLUE TSUNAMI! It's your future.

  5. I guarantee every one of those heehaws voted for Trump and continuously vote republican. I have no sympathy for people who vote against their own interest and get screwed for it.

  6. Check out the movie "Harlan County, USA" which is on YouTube… it won an Oscar back in the day so you know not only leftists think it's good, but it shows the struggle of the coal miners against the coal company

  7. From the Brown inner cities all over the nation to our white brothers and sisters in Kentucky and other places where the white poor out number every one else, who are boldly confronting the power of conservative elitists who have convinced you that we are your enemy, we stand with you.

    We will not fall for the lies of the past …that told you that you were better than me because you were white.

    We will not fall for the deception that your whiteness entitled you to any gifts of this countries bounty more than any other American.

    We will not fall for the lies of the corporations who claim to bring jobs even as they close down factories, fire workers and move off shore.

    We will embrace our power as Americans, Brown and White labels now to be used to define our source of strength against elitists and not as a point of division to be exploited by those elitists.

    Mitch McConnell is going to lose his Senate seat next year to Amy McGrath by a landslide…this will happen because we will make it so. I will continue to donate to her campaign and you will mobilize under that funding to vote and get out the vote to eliminate the scourge that McConnell represents. We will send a signal that never again will a person of his kind be allowed to ascend to such power … his bold veiled racism, his bold veiled sexism, his bold xenophobia and treason to our government and democracy by refusal to protecting it from known outside meddling during the last election.

    Those reading who want to get rid of Mitch who are NOT in Kentucky , take a 2 or 3 dollars a month and set a recurring donation to Amy McGrath and the efforts to Ditch Mitch. We have him on the ropes already with massive donations coming from big blue States like my beloved New York. In the Bible Cane told to his father that he was not Able's keeper and his selfishness was paid after he killed his brother….we know that we are our brothers and sisters keepers and my desire to see the best for all of us, Brown and White, Christian and Muslim and Atheist and Jew and Hindu and anything else…is why I give.

    The list of democrats opposing McConnell:

    https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_election_in_Kentucky,_2020

    McGrath's donation page:

    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mcgrath2020-dd-om-gsearch?utm_source=g&utm_medium=om&utm_campaign=dd&utm_content=om_g_dd_20190709_g-dd-namenat-search_namedon-nat_amosdn&refcode=om_g_dd_20190709_g-dd-namenat-search_namedon-nat_amosdn&gclid=CjwKCAjwnrjrBRAMEiwAXsCc42vNxyN3N4IJtlVgyK73ajGIsfdsd_gImrr7i04GX4nXZc3jH1c-iBoCfbEQAvD_BwE

    Ditch Mitch Fund:
    https://ditchmitchfund.com/

    We will end the apathy of corporate conservatism in this nation next year and ring in the green new deal for ALL Americans.

  8. What exactly would a federally guaranteed job look like? Who would hire you, and to do what? Who would be managing you? Who would be evaluating your performance? Could you be fired for doing poor work? Wluld you be required to wear a government uniform? How would this be different from joining the Army or the National Guard? What if you did not like the job? What if you did not like your coworkers? Could you quit? Would you be guaranteed another government job?

  9. Thanks for watching! This was the final episode in our 3-part series documenting Sunrise Movement activists in Detroit and California. Be sure to check out the rest of the series at the links below!
    Part 1: https://ajplus.co/GreenNewDeal
    Part 2: https://ajplus.co/CaliforniaBurning

  10. There's battle lines being drawn  Nobody's right if everybody's wrong  Young people speaking their minds  Getting so much resistance from behind

  11. What gorgeous country! Reminds me a lot of the Ranges at Toowoomba, Australia, near where I used to live. The mountains that have such beautiful greenery. And the cold, foggy days, the occasional misting rain, and the actual winter that doesn’t really occur in most other parts of the state. It’s some of my favourite land in the entire country.

    And the lookout where on clear days you can see right to the ocean… as long as the strip mining on the side of the mountain isn’t taking up all of your attention. It’s such an ugly scar in such an astonishingly beautiful place. There’s a lot of mining in towns near Toowoomba (like Ackland). And unfortunately, it’s a highly conservative area. It’s just so sad to see people consistently voting against their own best interests, while they’re so vociferous in those wrongheaded stances that hurt them and everyone around them. Not surprisingly, it’s also the most religious part of the country. Which was why I left. I loved the country but the people… I had to protect my daughter from that kind of daily bigotry. And so we left, and moved to the city. It’s a common refrain of the younger generations from the area- so many move to Brisbane to get away from the politics and religion of Toowoomba and the surrounding areas.

    Seems it’s similar to Appalachia in more than just appearance.

  12. Ok, so it’s just dawned on me that we don’t even need to farm in the world today, and that farming in modern times as opposed to what I call eco-hunter gathering is obsolete and unprofitable due to satellite and transportation technology.
    Satellites in the hands of early humans for example would have located every single hunting and foraging ground on earth and allowed us to selectively preserve and consume based on location. This would even marginally work in cold climates, as cold climates were the cause and reasoning for any type of legitimate desire to transition to farm agrarianism.
    There would be no need for land ownership even. Furthermore, it’s arguable that the United States Constitution would favor this over the current ownership based civilization.
    It appears that in the overlook of humanity, in overarching retrospect, the US would have been meant to be a democratic uncultured land where people can come and go and experience liberty as they please and have a home heritage that they draw upon their ancestry from in great harmony.
    And plus this is real science. No, it’s not sponsored, I’m just a volunteer. 😂

  13. Burning coal is the primary cause of global warming. Our civilization cannot survive the status quo, and the Green New Deal will bring better jobs to Appalachian "coal country". https://www.dataforprogress.org/green-new-deal-report + http://climate.uvic.ca/people/nswart/oil_sands_images/warming_global_resources.gif + https://i.imgflip.com/1jxiyv.jpg

  14. Hard to take the one guy seriously or care what he has to say when he is walking around with a nazi iron cross on his neck. I can't get past that. It's all I see when he is on screen.

  15. Honestly it feels like its already to late, the ones in charge are to fat and lazy to change themselves. And the only ones with the money and power to stop it are the ones spreading it unchecked.
    As a species we are pretty stupid to let idiots be in charge.

  16. I'm looking forward to an AJ+ video with Francesca addressing PragerU's alligations of AlJazeera's collusion with Islamic terrorism and fundamentalism.
    That's be so much fun…

  17. Green energy doesn’t work. Like I’m not against it, but tax payers are paying millions to make those green energy companies not go broke. I say we go nuclear! It’s more efficient and reduces carbon emissions

  18. They sound too hippie. They are not going to get the support of Conservatives like that. In Kentucky they need the Conservatives to cross over to win.

  19. The Green New Deal is too much too fast. It has a Great Leap Forward type of feel to it.
    Put forth economic reform that looks and feels good but not grounded in reality.

  20. Why do poor white people vote for Republicans, who only help the Rich and are voted into office by the poor and working class .

  21. kentucky is one of the whitest states ,So mitch could not use Blacks and hispanics are taking our coal jobs , so the question is how did this corrupt crook get elected ?

  22. TWO THINGS:
    1 – we're just not gonna talk about the White Supremacy tat on dude's neck? 🤔 I mean, he SOUNDS Progressive, so maybe the tat is part of his past. But still…

    2 – Tax the rich💰
    Tax the carbon🏭
    Kill coal and switch to clean fuels♻️
    Support the Green New Deal📃
    It's the RIGHT thing to do (and the most 🇺🇸 thing we could do)

  23. The rich and well connected hate the Green new deal . they want to profit on the poor and don.t care if they live or die .

  24. "Come senators, congressmen
    Please heed the call
    Don't stand in the doorway
    Don't block up the hall
    For he that gets hurt
    Will be he who has stalled
    The battle outside ragin'
    Will soon shake your windows
    And rattle your walls
    For the times they are a-changin'"
    – "The Times They Are A Changin'" by Bob Dylan
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90WD_ats6eE

  25. If we don't leave most of the remaining coal in the ground, humans are doomed. In 2020 vote only for political leaders who support the Green New Deal. Local and state governments as well as individuals can make a difference, but it will really take national leadership to turn this problem around.

  26. Hey AJ+ let me tell u
    Somthing electic solar energy is highly inefficient to sustain our current societies power needs not only that but wind does not work as good either due to the locations as to where they need to be place maybe hit by high category storms will knock out wind power and hydro electric power sources like dams damaged environments and disturb Wildlife, and if you where counting on me to say nuclear don't push your luck nuclear energy is very fragile when it comes to maintaining a nuclear reactor one slip up and you could have a bio catastrophe wall i did have an idea to create self sustaining fusion reaction in a miniature capsule it is mathematical impossible to sustain a fusion reaction and I confined small space

  27. Such a strong young movement for the new green deal. Although I don't hear logic in it. I hear boastful positives from young kids about how it will turn their hometown around. The kids make it sound like a life or death decision, which seams to show their level of maturity. Of course this is my impression and I am trying to stay open to listening. I am just not convinced that this new green deal has traction with reality.

  28. The green new deal is a joke . It taxes the hell out of the countries that are leaving the smaller carbon footprint all while allowing the worlds most pollutant causing countries have absolutely no accountability! It’s not going to work! I will wage this. Every one of these hypocrites in this movie use fossil fuel resources every day. “Yes” that makes you as big of a phony and hypocrite as Mr. fly around the world in his private jet Al Gore. Don’t worry, Al Gore made millions on global warming fake science. How many multi million dollar homes does Al Gore have? All of his proclamations have been proven wrong. Not one single claim Al Gore made was correct. I say do your part first. Get solar panels and prove you can live without fossil fuels! Stop trying to depend on government to fix everything! Because governments answer is to always tax and raise taxes. Wake up young activists and stop being government dependent! Do for yourself!

  29. Are solar farms and wind farms any more pleasing visually then strip farming. What about the displaced vegetation. Are these farms sustainable economically without government (aka taxpayers) money.

  30. This video is funded by the Islamist Qatari Government who supports Al Qaeda and hates Americans, and opresses gay people.

  31. This is incredibly left-wing; if they truly had a green new deal enacted, they would all be out of jobs since nobody could afford it. Common sense tells us that freedom i.e. the people can do better than tyrannical government planning.

  32. The Green New Deal is not a comprehensive legislative that offers salvation. Middle Eastern Oil money is supporting this channel and if they can shut down or reduce coal, and go to oil, then they win. This is joke.

  33. Politicians are worthless. They are puppets of the wealthiest global controllers. Politicians don't work for the American people. We all have to become self-reliant because government is no longer the answer. They will NOT fix the problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGKogwbO240&t=9s

  34. Lazy Trailer Trash Scum. Get a JOB. MOVE to another state where there are jobs. Stop whining like a baby .. "gimme a joourrrbbbb".

  35. Coal is dead. Eight coal plants have closed since 2015 and there are only roughly fifty thousand coal jobs left. There is nothing Trump or Congress can do about it as it is driven but market forces.

  36. Dear, Dear, Dear, Are you aware that CO2 in air is our only, and the lonely source of all our foods, do you know our bodies consist out of water and carbon compounds, and this carbon has only one source, which is CO2 in air. There is no LIFE of any kind without CO2, if we diminish CO2 in air, we will be on our knees begging as food prices will skyrocket. Please check what is the chemical composition of every food we are eating. All our foods without one exception are carbon compounds, and carbon has only one source = CO2 in air. What is your opinion, do you have any ground for what you are doing?

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  38. No one is ready for "The Green New Deal" with the exception of idiots like AOC. It's one thing to be totally bereft of economic knowledge or to call on assistance from an advisor. It's a whole new level to make a piece of legislation to intentionally destroy 70% of the economic driving forces and demand an end to planes lol. 🤣🤣🤣

  39. As someone from KY, I don't give a crap about the UN climate crisis BS. AOC is the Sarah Palin of the left. The ice age came and went so obviously temperatures rise and fall over time. Wisdom>Education

    BTW, I can't stand Mcconell either and have never voted for him. Do like R.Paul though

  40. If people who believe in Climate Warming. If you all could hold your breath, and hold it in for 8 minutes. We would lower the CO2 levels a lot. 😉

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