11/26/2012 09:25 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Keystone XL vs. Green New Deal

Bill McKibben calls it the fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the planet. James Hanson says that if tapped, the Tar Sands spell game over for any hope of achieving a stable climate -- meaning we will exponentially increase the speed with which we create an uninhabitable earth.

Reality check: One of the most important struggles in Obama's second term will be to stop the construction of Keystone XL.

One alternative is the institution of the Robin Hood tax to finance (among other things) turning our roads into solar panels.