What If American Democracy Fails The Climate Crisis?

It can seem an impolite question, even as it’s the path we’re on. President Biden’s climate agenda is both ambitious and, on its own, insufficient. Its political prospects are mixed at best. The international picture is little better. Only a few countries are on track to meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement, and none of the major emitters are among them. The trends are, broadly, going in the right direction. But they need to move faster. A panel of climate experts with different backgrounds discuss the limits of politics in facing down the threat to the planet.

By Ezra Klein. New York Times. June 22, 2021.

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