The hopes of millions of Americans demanding climate action now rest with president-elect Joe Biden and after four years of Donald Trump’s rampant regulatory rollbacks and cynical climate misinformation, the list of priorities is a long one. The new president’s executive orders on day one are expected to include instructions to rejoin the 2015 Paris Climate Accord and cancel the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit. Mr Biden’s approach to the climate crisis, both at home and abroad, could lead to a sea change in driving down the greenhouse gas emissions heating the planet. To achieve the goal, Mr Biden has assembled a team which he’s called “a tested cohort of bold thinkers who know how to pull every lever of government.”
By Louise Boyle. Independent. January 18, 2021.