A primer on the Green New Deal in the U.S. and Canada
This week a new government report outlined the most pressing threats facing Canada due to climate change. The report warned of infrastructure failures, flooding and storm surges on the coasts, and melting shorelines and permafrost in the North.
Global warming is a massive problem for Canada and the world. But some big solutions are being debated. One idea is the Green New Deal, an ambitious and controversial plan in the U.S.
Today on Front Burner, Geoff Dembicki explains the Green New Deal and how the movement is translating here in Canada. He's a Vancouver-based journalist who writes for The Tyee and Vice, and the author of Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change.
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