The Big Difference
Elections and Presidents come and go but the legacy they leave lives on. The stark contrast on how Presidents combat Climate Change will make the history books and none more so than Biden vs Trump.
Trump was consistent in his view that climate change was not a problem for today but for tomorrow and therefore it did not require significant attention, the paradox can be found in his unveiling of the 'Space Force' in 2018. He veered into the realm of conspiracy theories, bumbling and bluffing, a consistent theme of the Presidency, however during the 4 year term we can see a change in public perception and almost acceptance on the right that Climate Change is indeed not a hoax. This resulted in a change of tone towards the incumbents campaign rally's and was most evident in the TV debates which drew a close to the tenure, too little too late is a mantra which can be applied on an overarching level to the presidency.
President-elect Joseph biden has already introduced a 'Climate Change Team' with a new Office of Climate Policy. He stressed the team will be "ready on day one, which is essential because we literally have no time to waste”.
“Folks, we’re in a crisis,” Mr. Biden said. “Just like we need to be a unified nation to respond to Covid-19, we need a unified national response to climate change.”
In December, Mr. Biden said he intends to make tackling climate change a cornerstone of his coronavirus recovery action, calling for 500,000 new electric vehicle charging stations, the construction of 1.5 million new energy-efficient homes and public housing units, and the creation of a “civilian climate corps” to carry out climate and conservation projects.
He said he will prioritize environmental justice and restore the regulations that President Trump rolled back and he delivered a direct appeal to federal scientists and other career staff members saying his administration will “honor the integrity of the office” in which they work.
We are not overly political at Green 'N' Groovy but we can say that President-elect Biden gives us hope.