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D-n.y .,: Climate Change and Make-or-Break Issue

d-n.y .,: Already embraced by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an increasingly influential figure on the left, the Green New Deal is designed to nudge prospective Democratic presidential candidates to stake out aggressive positions on climate change, according to National Observer. Some cast the goals as idealistic and politically risky. ; Organizers with the Sunrise Movement activist group frame it as a make-or-break issue for Democratic voters, particularly young ones. Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals including a nationwide transition to 100 per cent power from renewable sources within as little as 10 years that's collectively dubbed the Green New Deal. But they're fighting recent history on that point. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., jockeyed during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary over their plans to stave off the devastating effects that scientists have warned of as temperatures continue to rise. Hillary Clinton and Sen. ( As reported in the news.