Dizzying Pace of Biden's Climate Action Sounds Death Knell for Era of Denialism
On "climate day" at the White House, President Joe Biden laid out a transformative vision for addressing climate change, The Guardian reported.
Biden signed a series of executive orders that called for: a pathway for oil and gas drilling to be banned from public lands; a third of America’s land and ocean protected; the government ditching the combustion engine from its entire vehicle fleet. The orders included an echo of the original New Deal with a plan for a civilian climate corps to restore public lands and waterways.
“The whole approach is classic Biden; working-class values, putting people to work,” said Tim Profeta, director of Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.