Seven activists were arrested on Tuesday, April 30, while demonstrating outside Senator Chuck Schumer’s office, demanding that he sponsor a Green New Deal Resolution. “In its current form, the Green New Deal is a four-part stimulus program that promises to shift the country away from fossil fuels and toward 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, while creating thousands of living-wage jobs focused on the required economic and social mobilization,” writes Gothamist.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported, in October 2018, that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, the atmosphere will warm up by as much as 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) above preindustrial levels by 2040, inundating coastlines and intensifying droughts and poverty.

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at Lauraflanders.com or via Twitter @GRITlaura.