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Why some US Democrats want a ‘Green New Deal’ to tackle climate change

People attend a climate change rally in solidarity with protests of the pipeline in North Dakota at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, California October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon - S1AEUITHNVAA

The proposed goals of the green new deal reflect the vast scale of changes needed. Image: REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Zeke Hausfather
US Analyst, Carbon Brief
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Four illustrative integrated assessment model pathways to limit warming to 1.5C, with increasing reliance on negative emissions– and slower ramping up of mitigation – from left to right.
Image: Figure SPM.3b in the IPCC SR15 summary for policymakers.
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