Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has claimed that her Green New Deal will ensure that the world will not end in the next two decades as long as we implement it exactly how she has laid it out.
A new study however says otherwise.
According to the American Enterprise Institute, the Green New Deal may not have any impact on the actual climate at all.
Check out what the Daily Wire had to say:
Now, though, a new study from the American Enterprise Institute questions whether the Green New Deal would have any real impact on climate change at all — leaving it little more than an effort to dismantle industry.
The AEI report breaks down the GND into bite-sized policy proposals, assessing not simply the cost, but the proposed effectiveness of each legislative item to address the core goal of the GND: reducing American carbon emissions to a “net zero” by 2050.
The researchers’ ultimate conclusion? “It is not to be taken seriously.”
The “net zero” emissions proposal is particularly nonsensical, AEI warns, given that such an effort would require an estimated $490 billion per year investment in “green energy” and a sharp decrease in land available for agriculture. It also fails to address a very specific problem when it comes to U.S.-specific plans for climate change abatement: it fails to consider that the U.S. is only one of several heavy carbon-emitting nations, and that the vast majority of industrial pollution comes from the developing world and from countries like China and India.
In total, completely enacted, funded, and efficiently meeting goals — things AEI does not anticipate the GND would ever do — the full plan would cut the global increase in temperature by a whopping “0.083 to 0.173 degrees,” a number, the report says, is “barely distinguishable from zero.”
This is also assuming that the Green New Deal is implemented fully the way that it is written which in reality, is very unlikely.
The Washington Free Beacon also noted how unrealistic the proposal is. “[E]ven with an entire state’s worth of solar panels,” the WFB said, “the country would still need to rely on conventional energy generation to fill in “brown out” periods, when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing. Zycher estimates that this back up would require 1.4 million gigawatt-hours of energy per year, resulting in about 35% of 2017 emissions—hardly zero.”
The Green New Deal is simply an attention grabbing attempt by the far Left so they can try to portray the picture that Republicans hate “climate change” considering they do not want to get behind this ridiculous plan.
Ocasio-Cortez along with other far Left Democrats completely realize that this is a bogus plan that has no way of actually being implemented.
The Left sees the Green New Deal not as a viable solution to “climate change,” but as a way to scare the American people into voting for them by telling them that the world is going to end if the plan isn’t implemented.
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