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 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.
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) March 10, 2019
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.