In calling the Green New Deal “tantamount to genocide,” and “born of attitudes that show no respect for the lives and livelihoods of the American people,” Rep. Rob Bishop exhibits, once again, his extreme bigotry and ignorance.

Science has shown the dire condition our planet is in. We all are experiencing the effects of climate change now in our daily lives. Immediate action is needed.

It shows a complete lack of respect to deny these facts, and I’m dumbfounded as to how Bishop and most of the GOP explain their continued short-sighted pillaging to their children and grandchildren.

The Green New Deal is an amazing footstep, demonstrating that we, as Americans and cohabitants of this planet can create jobs of the future that both protect our livelihoods and sustain the Earth.

Candace Wagner, Salt Lake City