Bill Nye comes out in support of Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez ‘gets it’ – ‘We can address income inequality. We can address climate change’


By: - Climate DepotMarch 10, 2019 8:04 PM

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BY TAL AXELROD

Bill Nye, the climate activist and renowned television host of “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” came out in support of the Green New Deal, a plan to combat climate change by investing in eco-friendly jobs.

“AOC gets it. She sees that fear is dividing us. We can address income inequality. We can address climate change, if we get together and get to work. #SXSW @AOC,” Nye tweeted with a photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one of the plans most vocal advocates.

The Green New Deal has emerged as a lightning rod for the 2020 Democratic primary field, with some of the more moderate candidates suggesting the plan may implement too much at too high a cost while its progressive contenders contend that no cost should be spared for what they say is one of the most pressing issues facing the country.