WashU Expert: Green New Deal seeks to re-start climate conversation

The Green New Deal, unveiled this week by Democratic members of the U.S. Congress, may not amount to quick change but at least begins a conversation toward critical climate change goals, said an environmental law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

“The announcement of the Green New Deal comes as federal scientists have announced that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record, with the last five years being the five hottest years — and 18 of the 19 hottest years occurring since 2001,” said Maxine Lipeles, senior lecturer in law at the School of Law and director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic.

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