For our show on June 13th, are going to play the podcast from Climate Hour. The New Deal enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression and led to decades of American prosperity. That New Deal combined economic reforms with lots of new jobs in emerging sectors. And 90 years later we’re still reaping the benefits; from our interstate highway system to our monthly Social Security checks. Roosevelt’s New Deal led to what is arguably the most prosperous era in U.S. history.
Today, economists are envisioning a Green New Deal that would combine Roosevelt’s economic approach with today’s emerging technologies. In Roosevelt’s time, the emerging technologies were mass-produced autos and an interstate highway system to drive them on. Today’s emerging technologies are renewable energy and a nationwide electric grid to move that energy around.
Join Climate Hour host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss the Green New Deal.
Winston Apple – Author and former member of the Democratic National Committee
Howie Hawkins – Co-founder of the Green Party and U.S. Presidential Candidate
Wendell Chris King – Retired Brigadier General, US Army and Dean Emeritus, US Army Command and General Staff College
Stephen Melton – Chapter Leader, Kansas City Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Jim Turner – Board member of the Thomas Hart Benton Group of Sierra Club and former Chair of the Missouri State Sierra Club.
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George Carlin said “we (meaning people in general) are arrogant to think we (usually meaning they) are a threat to the planet. This planet put up with dinosaurs for 165 million years then waited another 65 million before putting up with people. Do any of you think people, humans, can last 165 million years?”