Letters: Is Green New Deal worth the economic impact? I think not.
Chasing a chimera
With the arrival of the Green New Deal (GRD) in Congress and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s contention that we have “12 years to save the planet,” some perspective is in order. From the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) we learn that the United States, on an annual basis, produces 15.7% of worldwide CO2 emissions. If we implement the GRD, it will have a huge economic impact on the U.S. economy and have, effectively, no impact on CO2 emissions worldwide. So here’s the question: Is it worth it? Do we disrupt our economy chasing a chimera? I think not.