Stop driving cars, end jet travel, and stay at home. It looks like COVID-19 has achieved much of what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wanted to achieve with her $10 trillion to $30 trillion Green New Deal (GND), and closed Disney and professional sports to boot. There’s that little part about crushing the economy and putting 30 million Americans out of work to get there, but that’s a detail in a big picture conversation.
Now she has a chance to codify at part of the Democratic platform much of what she outlined in her GND, because candidate Joe Biden just named AOC as the Co-Chair of the Climate Change Task Force, which will operate under the Unity Task Forces.
Discussing his appointments, which included Bernie Sanders, Biden said:
“Building upon the work of the Democratic campaigns to date, the ultimate goal of the Unity Task Forces is to develop the most successful possible agenda for Democrats in 2020.”
It’s unclear how putting a person front and center who proposed plans that will cost trillions and put people out of work will be unifying, but again, that’s a detail.