Giving Compass' Take:

· Seth Blumsack at The Conversation explains that the Green New Deal's ten year time frame is unrealistic, even with the most progressive movements. Blumsack explains that targeting carbon emissions from sectors such as transportation or agriculture is much harder and requires more time. 

· What does the Green New Deal hope to accomplish within the next decade? Are these goals realistic? How can donors support this initiative? 

· Learn more about the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal Democratic lawmakers recently proposed would confront climate change by eliminating America’s net carbon emissions within a decade. If enacted, it would transform America’s energy industries and slash pollution, improving public health.

This proposal is a non-binding resolution, not an actual bill, and many of the proposed measures are long shots as long as the Republican Party holds a majority in the Senate and the Trump administration remains committed to its fossil fuel-supporting energy dominance policies.

But even if the most progressive Democrats were calling all the shots, the idea that the U.S. could accomplish this ambitious overarching goal within a decade strikes me as a stretch. California, which is committed to making all of its electricity carbon-free, aims to get that done by 2045, rather than 2030.

Read the full article about the Green New Deal's unrealistic timeframe by Seth Blumsack at The Conversation.