Dizzying pace of Biden's climate action sounds death knell for era of denialism

31st Jan, 2021

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Joe Biden speaks about the climate crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images


The new president has framed the challenge of global heating as an opportunity for US jobs, saying: ‘We have to be bold’

The new president has framed the challenge of global heating as an opportunity for US jobs, saying: ‘We have to be bold’

For a landmark moment in the global effort to stave off catastrophic climate change, Joe Biden’s “climate day” at the White House was rather low-key. The US president bumped elbows with his newly appointed climate tsar, John Kerry, who he called his “best buddy”, then gave a short speech before perfunctorily signing a small stack of executive orders, donning his mask and striding out without taking any questions.

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