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Climate Change, the Green New Deal and ‘socialism’

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U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) hold a news conference for their proposed "Green New Deal" to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2019. Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Universal health care, a national minimum wage and increased business taxes: all part of the Green New Deal. That has House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and some presidential candidates treading carefully. Will Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal be the Democrats’ version of “Build the Wall”--creating an opportunity for Republican backlash?

Credits

Guests:
Lisa Friedman - Deputy Editor, ClimateWire, Stephen Lacey - Host of the Energy Gang Podcast and contributing editor to Greentech Media. - @Stphn_Lacey, E.J. Dionne - Brookings Institution / Washington Post - @EJDionne, Matt Bennett - Third Way - @ThirdWayMattB, Lee Ohanian - Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of economics at UCLA - @lee_ohanian

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Andrea Brody