When the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on the climate crisis, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said it was a “code red” — a serious warning to heed the pending threats. President Biden is taking those words to heart. And his executive order to get U.S. automakers to jump-start electric vehicle sales is proof positive. The two documents are interrelated. Electrification of the U.S. economy is central to the country reaching its climate goals — a 50% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030 from 2005 levels.
By Ken Silverstein. Forbes. August 11, 2021.