AOC’s vision starts by explaining how top scientists warned of the effects of climate change in the 1970s and how many ignored those warnings while fossil fuel corporations got richer during the decades that followed.
It then goes on to imagine how climate change policies could change America for good.
The Green New Deal is still short on specific policies for how a climate-friendly economy could be achieved – something that appears to be deliberate to allow for flexibility.
However, that hasn’t stopped it generating enthusiasm with left-wing Democrats and climate-change campaigners.
This is exactly the kind of future we must fight for. We have 11 short years to come together to massively transiti… https://t.co/ZQE5kfmd99
Of course, there were also people who criticised the video – although their criticism generally focused on personal attacks on AOC rather than serious reasons why we shouldn’t do something about climate change.
This video of @AOC narrating how she saved the world is SO GOOD https://t.co/NfKanrZnEy