The Green New Deal

An Earthjustice Conversation with Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman, speaking with Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen.
Play Video

Can a Green Bargain
Stop Global Catastrophes?

Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman at his Washington, D.C. office on environmental issues and his thoughts on the "Green New Deal." The interview was recorded in May 2012.

Watch Interview
Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman is the foreign affairs Op-Ed columnist for New York Times, and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.

Watch By Topic:

Interview Clip

On Biodiversity

We are in the middle of a period of mass extinction equivalent to the era when the meteor hit the Yucatan peninsula and killed all the dinosaurs.
Watch Clip
Interview Clip

On a Carbon Tax

We are in the moment of real hard choices now and that's why I do believe there is going to be a price on carbon.
Watch Clip
Interview Clip

On the New Green Deal

In 38 years, we are going to have two billion more people here … It goes to an unsustainable place unless we invent the technologies.
Watch Clip
Interview Clip

On Industrial Gas Drilling

That would be great for jobs, great for American competitiveness … but I'm not going to sacrifice the planet to do it.
Watch Clip
Interview Clip

On Optimism

You give Americans a problem, and they will find the solution.
Watch Clip
Interview Clip

On Regulations

Standards are huge drivers of innovation … that's why these legal cases have important industrial policy implications.
Watch Clip
Close Video
Video Interview:
The Green New Deal
Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman at his Washington, D.C. office. They discuss environmental issues and Friedman's thoughts on the "Green New Deal."
Close Video
Interview Clip:
On Biodiversity
Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman at his Washington D.C. office on biodiversity.
Close Video
Interview Clip:
On a Carbon Tax
Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman at his Washington D.C. office on taxing carbon.
Close Video
Interview Clip:
On the Green New Deal
Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman at his Washington D.C. office on "The Green New Deal."
Close Video
Interview Clip:
On Industrial Gas Drilling
Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman at his Washington D.C. office. Friedman discusses his ideas on bridging to a clean fuel future by using industrial gas.
Close Video
Interview Clip:
On Optimism
Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman at his Washington D.C. office on being optimismic.
Close Video
Interview Clip:
On Regulations
Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen interviews New York Times columnist and bestselling author Thomas L. Friedman at his Washington D.C. office on regulations.