In Episode 56, Quinn & Brian ask: What’s it feel like to be asked to save the world?
Our guest is Rhiana Gunn-Wright, who is writing policy and leading the Green New Deal project at New Consensus, which is one of the main think tanks working on the Green New Deal.
The Green New Deal is one of the most important pieces of policy being worked on right now (editors note: or, you know, ever), and it could have wide sweeping effects that impact not just our generation but the future for everyone. Conversations around environmental topics tend to get real political real fast, but Rhiana reminds us that this isn’t a political issue – this is not a political game and millions of people will die. Sorry, no joke there, just a stark reality that too many people are happily ignoring.
Trump’s Book Club:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3
Rhiana Gunn-Wright on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rgunns
Rhiana Gunn-Wright on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rgunner
New Consensus: https://newconsensus.com/
Green New Deal explainer: bit.ly/2tgm66v
The official GND resolution: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text
Data for Progress GND Report: https://www.dataforprogress.org/green-new-deal
Sunrise Movement: https://www.sunrisemovement.org
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Intro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com
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