By Jake Johnson / <a href="www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/22/game-changer-sanders-unveils-green-new-deal-plan-detailing-10-year-mobilization">Common Dreams</a>
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Calling the global climate crisis both the greatest threat facing the United States and the greatest opportunity for transformative change, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive Green New Deal proposal that would transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million well-paying union jobs over a decade.
“This is a pivotal moment in the history of America—and really, in the history of humanity,” Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement.
“When we are in the White House,” said the Vermont senator, “we will launch the decade of the Green New Deal, a 10-year mobilization to avert climate catastrophe during which climate change, justice, and equity will be factored into virtually every area of policy, from immigration to trade to foreign policy and beyond.”
Sanders’ plan for an aggressive 10-year mobilization to combat the climate emergency comes amid warnings from the international scientific community that global greenhouse gas emissions must be slashed in half by 2030 to avert planetary catastrophe.
Across the world, Sanders noted on his website, there is an…