Letter: Jill Stein’s Green New Deal


Our earth cannot endure four years of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Climate change is a global emergency, yet neither of these candidates mention this catastrophe.

In a recent article in New York magazine Ben Strauss, climate scientist with the research organization Climate Central states, “In Antarctica enormous glaciers appear to be melting faster than previously estimated, making the current worst-case projections look more and more like probabilities.” The article continues to discuss what parts of New York would look like given a certain amount of sea-level rise. At three feet, Hudson River Park and West Street would be partially submerged under water. A temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius would eventually translate to around ten feet of sea-level rise. At 2 degrees, the eventuality would be about 15 feet in sea-level rise, which would completely surround the pools of the 9/11 memorial.

Given these disturbing probable outcomes if we ignore the problem, Hillary Clinton has still chosen Ken Salazar to head her transition team if she is elected president. Salazar advocates for fracking with no apologies or acknowledgement that water sources could be adversely affected. Fracking is also associated with earthquakes, like the largest earthquake in Oklahoma’s history that occurred on September 3, 2016 at a magnitude of 5.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, is the only national candidate who views climate change as a global emergency and speaks about it each time she addresses the American people. If elected, Jill Stein advocates for a Green New Deal. Like FDR’s New Deal, Jill would create jobs, specifically 20,000,000 green jobs. This would solve the problem of climate change and the crisis of the economy simultaneously. Jill Stein would make wars for oil obsolete by transitioning us to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030.

Jill Stein is the only presidential candidate who has visited the site of the proposed Dakota Access pipeline, showing her solidarity and her commitment to protecting water sources.

Visit Dr. Stein’s website at Jill2016.com. Climate change is an imminent threat. We must vote as if our lives depend upon it because in fact they do.

Lisa Jobson