The Battle Against Climate Change

With Joe Biden getting elected it was expected for him to do different things in his first one hundred days. One thing he plans to work on is climate change. Joe Biden said ¨If we can harness all of our energy and talents, and unmatchable American innovation, we can turn this threat into an opportunity to revitalize the U.S. energy sector and boost growth economy-wide. We can create new industries that reinvigorate our manufacturing and create high-quality, middle-class jobs in cities and towns across the United States.”

He plans on ensuring the U.S. achieves a 100% clean energy economy and reaches net-zero emissions no later than 2050, build a stronger, more resilient nation, rally the rest of the world to meet the threat of climate change, stand up to the abuse of power bu polluters who disproportionately harm communities of color and low income communities, and fulfill our obligation to workers and communities who powered our industrial revolution and subsequent decades of economic growth. The Fourth National Climate Assessment says that ¨Humans have released an increasing amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels, and to a lesser extent, deforestation and land-use change. This change has intensified the natural greenhouse effect, driving an increase in surface temperatures and other widespread changes in Earth’s climate that are unprecedented in the history of modern civilization.¨ The climate change effects according to Nasa is warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, retreating glaciers, rising sea levels, and other extreme events.

President Biden set ambitious goals that will ensure America and the world can meet the urgent demands of the climate crisis, while empowering American workers and businesses to lead a clean energy revolution that achieves a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and puts the United States on an irreversible path to a net-zero economy by 2050. Today’s actions advance those goals and ensure that we are tapping into the talent, grit, and innovation of American workers, revitalizing the U.S. energy sector, conserving our natural resources and leveraging them to help drive our nation toward a clean energy future, creating well-paying jobs with the opportunity to join a union, and delivering justice for communities who have been subjected to environmental harm. President Biden will also sign an important Presidential Memorandum on scientific integrity to send a clear message that the Biden-Harris Administration will protect scientists from political interference and ensure they can think, research, and speak freely to provide valuable information and insights to the American people.

On Joe Biden´s very first day in office he rejoined the Paris climate agreement, halted the keystone XL pipeline, paused oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and directed federal agencies to review all new and proposed regulations that passed in the final days of the last administration, including federal fuel economy standards for cars and trucks. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have taken action to secure environmental justice and spur economic opportunity, advance conversanting, agriculture and reforestation. They plan to do more about climate change in the future and hopefully stop it.