Apparently, there’s a revamp on the way for the Green New Deal as stated by an article in the Washington Examiner. I will post the link below. The problem with the Green New Deal was that it lacked a real explanation as to how anything could get accomplished. My husband and I both read it and we were totally confused because it read more like a fairy tale than a real way to get things done.
First of all, a lot of people are freaking out about us being in the 6th extinction. What does that mean?? Well it means the earth ended five times prior to now. Most of the species up until this last century took centuries to die off, but now we are seeing record amounts of species die off each year. So, the Green Deal wanted to pretty much replace everything with alternate energy and allow millions of people to stay home without having to work.
The deal also lacked a sense of how this transition would take place. Lets say we want to go from our current form of electricity to solar. Some companies give you the option to go green, and we even tried it with TXU. I didn’t see a big difference, so we opted for free weekends. Here’s the issue, solar panels are very expensive. If the government wants to really dive into a greener planet, they need to tackle the price of alternative energy. One way to start would be to help people get solar panels.
Now another thing we would need to see, would be a REAL reduction of large cars or the ability for more to use the e85 gas. If you drive a hybrid, that would be even better. After we take care of the solar, alternate auto gas, we could then move towards different geothermal energy for heating up houses. Where do we have geothermal energy? I’m glad you asked that!! We have a lot at Yellowstone National Park and NASA is planning on drilling in Yellowstone last I heard anyway, to cool down the supervolcano, we can do something with that energy. I mean that does not cut down on everything, but the problem with the Green New Deal was that it lacked a basic idea as to how to do the things that were mentioned. There are still things that need to be worked out, but again this is a start. Some of these things have already been pushed into place.
A little information about the Yellowstone geothermal energy can be found below, in case you like science like I do.
If we also stop building new communities out of every inch of land we see we can start helping to replenish the earth. For every community we build, we are killing a community that was home to an ecosystem which was home to a species that might die due to our greed.