Flanked by American flags, Joe Biden delivered an optimistic speech to accept the Democratic nomination for president last week, laying out his vision for the future of the country. “This is our moment,” Biden said, not in spite of, but because of this confluence of catastrophes: the worst pandemic in a century, massive unemployment, and the slow-burning climate crisis. “We can, and we will, deal with climate change,” Biden said. “It’s not only a crisis, it’s an enormous opportunity. An opportunity for America to lead the world in clean energy and create millions of new good-paying jobs in the process.”
Grist 24th Aug 2020 read more »
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it appears to be the Republican strategy for tackling the climate crisis after the party announced it would recycle its 2016 platform for this year’s election. The party’s platform – seen as a roadmap on how they will face the country’s challenges over the next four years – is unchanged from 2016, even down to references of Obama-era policies. It states that the climate crisis will be best solved by the market and tech solutions.
Independent 24th Aug 2020 read more »