Professor Mark Paul, assistant professor of economics and environmental studies, New College of Florida, informed Charlotte County Democrats on December 10 that he “was particularly drawn to work with the Green New Deal because it addresses the two largest crisis that Americans face today: climate change and inequality. It recognizes that the two crises are inextricably linked and we can’t address climate change without addressing inequality.”
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, introduced a Green New Deal resolution, which offers a blueprint for decarbonizing the U.S. economy. “Slashing carbon emissions will require overhauling the entire economy and demands fixes for other issues including income inequality.” Paul informed the audience. “The Green New Deal can tackle the principal challenges facing the country right now.”
Steve Johnson who attended the presentation said, “Mark Paul’s presentation was simply outstanding. His knowledge is so broad and so deep. So glad you found him.”
Below: Professor Mark Paul’s appearance on MSNBC discussing the Green New Deal with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.