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Republicans love to talk about the 'Green New Deal'

E&E News

February 28, 2019

House Natural Resources Committee Republicans don't think the "Green New Deal" falls in their jurisdiction, but they sure do talk a lot about it.

Although many scientists are hesitant to endorse any specific climate policy, some have said the "Green New Deal" is one of the few that properly acknowledge the scope of the challenge.

"As a scientist, I can say that that is the only policy currently on the table that contains the magnitude of actions that are required to avoid, ultimately, serious consequences," Katharine Hayhoe, a prominent atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University, said at an Environmental and Energy Study Institute forum earlier this week.

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