Like its 1930s counterpart, the Green New Deal should champion democratic cooperation in electricity.
Land use has been a tool of oppression, but it can also be a tool of our liberation.
The job of the political left is to continuously remind skeptics that a GND and M4A stand to greatly expand individual agency and freedom.
The Left would benefit from treating policy goals and political strategy differently—particularly when it comes to the Green New Deal.
Proponents of the GND must think outside the box. Harnessing the power of eminent domain to keep fossil fuels in the ground is exactly the kind of transformative and creative strategy we need to embrace in order to do so.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised a “fourth transformation” of the Mexican state and is taking back control of the national oil and gas firm. Workers, indigenous groups, and the environmental movement in Mexico and internationally can push the agenda further.
We need not sacrifice freedom of expression, our autonomy, our right to self-rule to survive what lies ahead. But if we allow our current, cramped understanding of who the Constitution serves to preclude climate mitigation, the horizon of possibilities will be increasingly limited by the physics of a rapidly warming world.
Is it sensible to try and steer geoengineering in an attempt to rectify capitalism’s scars on the biosphere? In a word: yes.
Hull’s recent history raises a number of important issues around the prospect of a large-scale renewable energy transition, and its potential role in addressing deep regional economic inequalities within nations.
We do not have the luxury of turning away from policies that have been usurped by corporate interest-- rather, it is our job to diligently and carefully reconstruct those policies so they can become effective parts of a just climate movement.