Climate change is the greatest danger to the survival of our species. As the country with the most wealth per capita, it behooves us to take the lead on fixing the problem that we’ve done more than our fair share of causing. The fact that billionaires exist and we can waste so much money on military spending shows just how inequitable our nation’s priorities are – we surely have the resources necessary to solve this problem, what we lack is leadership with the will to do what is necessary to save the human race.
We need action on a grand scale, and we’ve done it before – FDR’s New Deal to address the Great Depression built out tremendous infrastructure that has become key to all our lives. What we need is a Green New Deal, an idea the Green Party has been pioneering & refining for years before another party (that shall remain nameless) watered it down and presented it as their own invention. That’s front and center of our platform, not just something thrown in as an afterthought for the sake of appeasement, and we’re committed to an ecosocialist way of doing it, so that the People control the resources democratically and locally, rather than all the profits being gobbled up by billionaires who then pretend they’re broke and need taxpayer money to bail them out the moment they start losing money.