“Scientists tell us this is a defined decade,” Biden said during his speech. He said action should be taken now to avoid the “bad effects of the climate crisis”. Alternatively, according to the President, mankind will often have to deal with heat waves, fires, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.
The Democrats did not just paint a threatening picture of the future. He also told his colleagues that leading countries have great economic opportunities. They can land ‘good jobs of the future’. It is a moral obligation. Economic duty. A dangerous moment, but a moment that offers exceptional opportunities. ‘
According to the American media, the ambitious climate plan should show that the United States is once again at the forefront of tackling climate change. Biden called on world leaders to follow his lead ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow later this year. “We still have to do it,” he stressed.
Biden wants the United States to be completely climate neutral by 2050, and his plans far outweigh those of his party counterpart Barack Obama. He wanted to reduce emissions by 25 to 28 percent by 2025. Republican Donald Trump later chose a different course and withdrew his country from the Paris climate deal, which Biden immediately reversed upon taking office.
Reducing US emissions by half will have major consequences for the economy. He writes that the use of fossil fuels should then be significantly reduced The New York Times. It is also unclear whether there is enough political support to implement far-reaching reforms. Republicans are already skeptical. Senator John Barroso concluded that Biden had made a single decision to carry out drastic duties that would harm the economy. “US opponents such as China and Russia can continue to increase their emissions as appropriate.”