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.