Does it matter anymore? A few years ago, scientists debated the "tipping point" of global warming. The general thinking was that 400 ppm (parts per million) of Atmospheric Carbon was the tipping point, the point of no return. It was thought that once 400 ppm of Atmospheric Carbon was reached, the planet would be unable to manage the build up and nothing we did would stop the slide to planetary disaster or human extinction.. Currently, we are at 405 ppm. We are experiencing rising oceans, monstrous fires, drought, unpredictable weather fluctuations, and more frequent and deadlier hurricanes. The Green New Deal is an admirable attempt to bring the advancing slide to global Armageddon but if scientific data are right (it certainly seems they are) it's too little too late, because America is not the only industrialized nation on earth. China and India are far worse contributors to A.C. and, like America, are driven by monetary goals. So, even if America adopted the GND in full (It can't and won't) it wouldn't change much. It's now a political football with the Luddites vs. the Alarmists. The Luddites scream "socialist plot" while Alarmists scream, whatever they are screaming at the Luddites. Reality is a bitch, but that's it in a nutshell. I am neither a Luddite nor an Alarmist. If anything, at this point, I am a fatalist - it is what it is so love your family and friends, enjoy the impressive sunsets, and have another beer. But what about America? Any proposals from my mouth would be welcomed with angst and dismay by both sides. So keep your diesel trucks, SUVs, toxic policies, and thank God nobody has to sacrifice anything. Where I am personally is that the argument is over, QED, end of story, and the fat lady has sung. I'm lucky, I'm old and by the time the whole thing falls apart, I'll be long gone. I do feel for the young people though. I guess this is why they want the GND.