Climate change is real, it’s happening now, and our failure to act is already resulting in devastation. But it’s not too late for America to lead the world in climate change initiatives. We already have an excellent foundation and framework in the Green New Deal. Like FDR’s original New Deal, the Green New Deal is designed to rebuild the American economy by creating living-wage jobs to develop critical infrastructure—in this case, the infrastructure needed to put our country on a path of environmental sustainability. On this new path, we would incentivize environmentally sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels and make those alternatives available, practical, and affordable for all people. We would end fossil fuel subsidies and redirect those tax dollars to advance green technologies and solutions. We would ban fracking and offshore drilling and put an end to fossil fuel lobbying, which for too long has allowed oil and gas companies to steer our nation’s environmental policies. The science on climate change is clear, and American ingenuity is still second to none. We can and must act now to save our country and the earth from this existential threat.