The IPCC says we can afford to tackle climate change: now is the time for a Green New Deal

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The Guardian notes today:

Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards, according to a landmark UN report published on Sunday. It concludes the transformation required to a world of clean energy and the ditching of dirty fossil fuels is eminently affordable.

I, and the other members of the Green New Deal group, have been saying so for some time.

Now is the time for delivery. The era of fossil fuel is over. This is the time to release what we call 'the carbon army' to transform our economy.