Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand made a comparation between the Green New Deal and NASA’s race for the Moon in the 1960s, saying that “global climate change… is the greatest threat to humanity we have,” Fox News informed.
The Green New Deal, which is championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and supported by several of Gillibrand’s would-be competitors in the Democratic field, is an ambitious program that can provide jobs and infrastructural improvements by making buildings in the United States more energy efficient. This deal was ridiculed by Republicans who claim that in order for it to be implemented, trillions of dollars would be spent which would be hard for the nation’s economy.
“When John F. Kennedy was president, he said, let’s put a man on the Moon in the next 10 years, not because it’s easy but because it’s hard,” Gillibrand said. “It will be a measure of our innovation, our entrepreneurialism, our excellence. Why not say to the American people, ‘Global climate change is not only real, but the urgency of this moment requires a call to action to all of America’s engineers, all of our entrepreneurs, all of our innovators to … solve the problems together?'”