Green Party on IPCC Report: U.S. Must Halt Fossil Fuel Emissions, Enact a Green New Deal

The Green Party of the United States said today that world leaders must interpret the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as highlighting the need to immediately halt the burning of fossil fuels.

Greens said it was critical for the Global North, starting with the U.S., to dramatically increase its funding for climate mitigation and adaptation by the Global South.

“We need elected officials who have the political courage to immediately say no to fossil fuels, and who are willing to build a world centered on a Green New Deal (GND) that combines a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy and zero emissions within a decade, while ensuring the economic needs of all are met,” said Green Party EcoAction Co-Chair Mark Dunlea. Greens in the U.S. first campaigned for such a plan in 2010, after European Greens had proposed such an initiative a few years earlier.

The IPCC’s Working Group III report on mitigating climate change is the United Nation’s latest warning that the world is on track to surge past the 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming tipping point within eight years. To avoid climate collapse, the most important step is to quickly halt the burning of fossil fuels, which includes natural gas and related methane emissions.

The IPCC said it was still technically possible, and even economically viable, for nations to curb carbon pollution on the scale that’s required. However, it “cannot be achieved through incremental change.”

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres berated leaders of the industrial pollution nations such as the United States for putting the profits and campaign donations of fossil fuel companies ahead of the needs for continued life on our planet. Such leaders “are choking our planet, based on their vested interests and historic investments in fossil fuels.” The IPCC report serves as a “file of shame,” he said, “cataloging empty pledges that put us firmly on track towards an unlivable world.”

Green leaders said the move to 100% renewable energy would help end the wars for fossil fuels such as the US invasion of Iraq and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Green leaders have long called for at least a 50% cut in the military budget, to be redirected toward funding the GND. The Green Party’s platform also advocates for a carbon fee and dividend to help speed up the transition to renewable energy. The IPCC has said putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions is central to getting global warming under control.

The IPCC report makes clear “all global modelled pathways that limit warming to 1.5°C with no or limited overshoot…involve rapid and deep and in most cases immediate GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emission reductions in all sectors.”

Dunlea noted that due to the need to reach consensus among the scientists in the findings part of the report, the IPCC has consistently underestimated the speed and severity of climate change. Many scientists believe much faster cuts are needed in greenhouse emissions to avoid the 1.5 degrees C warming than what the IPCC is calling for. Faster cuts are especially needed in the more industrialized nations.

Greens support the widespread transformations in food systems including a move to plant-based diets and regenerative agriculture, protection and restoration of natural ecosystems, and climate reparations to the Global South along with priority investments in environmental justice communities and Indigenous Peoples.

Greens also recognize the need to reduce excessive energy and environmental consumption by the world’s wealthiest countries and individuals. The Green Party supports the concept of removing growth as an imperative of the economy and instead focusing on creating an ecologically sustainable society. It strongly supports the growth of economic sectors that meet human and nature’s needs, in particular, renewable energy supply, agroecologies, green affordable housing, free public transit powered by renewable energy-derived electricity while at the same time calling for degrowth of the Military-Industrial Complex.

“Our government knows there’s a climate emergency and needs to make a formal declaration to address the issues threatening our communities. The people need public ownership and democratic control of our energy and economic systems. Our future generations deserve the best quality of life that we can offer.” added Green Party US Co-Chair Rei Stone-Grover.

“Global capitalism’s ‘grow-or-die’ imperative has brought us to the brink of ecocide,” said Green Party US Co-Chair Garret Wasserman. “We must move to a community-based economic system that respects the constraints of the environment and the dignity of all.”

The world governments had delayed the release of the IPCC document as elected officials worked to weaken the positions outlined in the executive summary of the reports, which frequently are inconsistent with the scientific findings.

The Green Party opposes strategies that would allow global warming to rise above the 1.5 degrees C target and rely on mere hope that ways could be found to remove carbon and lower the warming. While Greens support the use of natural systems such as forest protection to remove carbon, they – and many scientists – oppose supporting speculative carbon removal technologies that would allow for the continued burning of fossil fuels.

“We recognize direct air capture of carbon dioxide and permanent storage in the crust may be a likely imperative but only after there is a robust, global supply of renewable energy to reduce the atmospheric carbon dioxide level to the safe limit below 350 ppm, not exceeding the IPCC warming target of 1.5 degrees C,” said Dunlea.

The Center for International Environmental Law noted, “both in its previous reports and in Working Group III’s technical analysis, the IPCC has repeatedly cautioned against over-reliance on speculative technologies like carbon capture and storage (CCS) and large-scale carbon dioxide removal, including direct air capture (DAC) and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), which are unproven at scale, risky to humans and nature, and may simply not work to reduce emissions or limit temperature rise​​.”

10 thoughts on “Green Party on IPCC Report: U.S. Must Halt Fossil Fuel Emissions, Enact a Green New Deal

  1. Robert Milnes

    Well, until the GP can start winning elections, it has little power.
    BTW, just out of curiosity, how many GP upper echelon officials are jewish?
    You would be well advised to find out.
    Because Israel does not want the GP to win in USA.
    Also, wasn’t Margaret Flowers, MD, Kevin Zeese’s significant other?
    As I wrote in BAN at the time I was very suspicious of Zeese’s “death”.
    At the time of Zeese’s “death” I got very sick, actually considering going to the local ER as I was having great difficulty breathing. This was a few months before vaccinations started.
    I said it looked to me like somebody, read: Mossad, tried for a twofer. Zeese’s “death” would have eclipsed mine of course.
    So, Margaret is an interesting, attractive one (female), but evidently politically clueless re: Israel.
    Margaret, are you absolutely certain Kevin “died”?
    You would not be the first to have been fooled.
    Meet Ralph Vickrey, husband to my ex-girlfriend, Nancy McCusker Benson, PhD, of Boulder, Colorado.

  2. Don Grundmann

    Since the banker funded Green Party is so certain that ” The Sky Is Falling!!!!!” via the decades long ( and CAPITALIST!!! banker funded ) fantastic lie/scam/hoax/fraud of ” Climate Change ” ( or any other marketing/advertising/Social Engineering/Mass Formation Psychosis term they may use ) then they should be more than willing to defend their total insanity ( and true psychosis ) via public debate in which case I, as a Doctor of Chiropractic; i.e.; considered as a ” lay person ” relative to so-called ” climate science;” will still totally annihilate them via exposing the preposterous lunacy of their whole ” nothing burger ” panic screeches. After such a debate I will be arrested for ” child abuse ” for publicly exposing how pitifully pathetic the promoters of this lunacy/insanity truly are.

    I hence place a $1,000 challenge to the Green Goblins/Fakes/Banker foot soldiers – DEBATE!! FINALLY!! have the courage to publicly defend your insanity OR continue to be gutless cowards who run from being exposed as the ludicrous fools that you are.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C.
    Chairman, Constitution Party of California; the political Party of Sanity ( and REAL ” Science ” ) which declares that ” The Sky Is NOT Falling ” – and can prove it!!!

    P.S. – Come out of your closet and debate ALL of your insanity including that cow farts are destroying the climate. It will be tremendous fun to expose you clowns for being the ludicrous nitwits that you are.

  3. Nathan Norman

    Far worse than their wacko position on global warming is their evil position on children. They believe children should be castrated and given puberty blockers. Many of them support infanticide.

  4. Don Grundmann

    This is part of the whole anti-life Religion of the Greens. They are simply expressing the anti-humanity program of their banker controllers/Masters who want to permanently enslave humanity via both mass worldwide poverty and simple extermination of their ( considered genetically inferior ) enemies via abortion, Covid vaccines, or teaching children to mutilate themselves. As documented at the Eugenics/Race Science motivated Planned Parenthood has killed more than 20 MILLION black children; i.e.; they are the biggest killers of blacks in the history of the nation and 2nd biggest in the history of the world behind the Religion of Islam. Will the Greens make a peep of a peep about this mass, and continuing, genocide??? No possible way. Why? Because a Green Party member has the same Religion as his banker controllers/Masters promoters of The Genocide – Satanism/Humanism which tells God to go to hell, idiotically claims that humanity ” evolved ” from pond scum; and proclaims that human life ( except for their own ) is disposable trash.

    The Greens are simply ” useful idiots ” for the ultra evil Democrat Party to use in saying ” See, we are not as ” radical ” as those guys. We are ” reasonable.”

    The Greens show you where their banker creators and controllers REALLY want to go – the mass death and permanent enslavement of humanity.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C.
    Chairman, Constitution Party of California – a Party of Life, Prosperity, and Celebration of ALL of Humanity ( and of fossil fuels which have eliminated poverty throughout the world ) in complete opposition to the lying and ultra evil Democrat and Green Parties of Death which rejoice in poverty throughout the world.

  5. Robert Milnes

    I do not want anything to do with Don Grundman.
    He is toxic. At least as bad as Trump and Putin.
    Like a cesspool.
    If you have anything to do with it,
    at the end of the day you are going to smell bad.

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