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Green New Deal
(Credit: courtesy of CNN )

An insurgent movement is pushing Democrats to back an ambitious climate change solution.

Mr. David Roberts is a staff writer for Vox, writing about energy and the environment.  In this lecture, Mr. Roberts will discuss the history and basic premise of the Green New Deal, the details (or lack thereof), and the politics of this largely youth-driven movement.   A discussion and Q&A will follow hosted by Dr. Jason Scorse, Director of the Center for the Blue Economy.  Where does the blue economy fit into the Green New Deal?

The Policy and Politics of the Green New Deal
A Discussion with Mr. David Roberts
Thursday, May 2, 2019
6:30-8:00pm, Free, Open to Public
McCone Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street, Monterey

Video Available

“The Policy and Politics of the Green New Deal”

Audience Questions

Written audience questions received at event

Recommended Reading

The Green New Deal, Explained,” by David Roberts, Vox, 12.21.18

House Resolution on the Green New Deal introduced on 2.7.19 by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

This is an Emergency, Damn it:  Green New Deal Critics are Missing the Bigger Picture,” by David Roberts, Vox, 2.23.19

“Putting the Blue in the Green New Deal,” by Jason Scorse and David Helvarg, Mongabay, 3.13.19

The Green New Deal and the case against incremental climate policy,” by David Roberts, Vox, 3.28.19

Where Our New World Begins:  Politics, power, and the Green New Deal,” by Kevin Baker, Harpers Magazine, 5.7.19

Lecture Location:  McCone Irvine Auditorium

The McCone Building is located at 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA, 93940, on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Attendees should enter through the glass doors from Pierce Street, and the Irvine Auditorium is located inside to the left. View the campus map.


Parking is available in any Middlebury Institute campus lot after 5 p.m., or on the street (time limits on surrounding streets end at 6 p.m.)


Contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at or (831) 647-4183.

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Monterey Bay Community Power

Monterey Bay Community Power was formed to provide locally-controlled, carbon-free electricity to residents and businesses in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties through the Community Choice Energy (CCE) model established by the State of California.



McCone Irvine Auditorium
McCone Building
499 Pierce St
Monterey, CA 93940