The Guardian view on Biden's green deal: leadership after Trump's denialism | Editorial
The first major climate law passed in the US comes not a moment too soon for a burning planetWhen the House of Representatives passed landmark climate legislation on Friday, Joe Biden chalked up one of the surprise successes of his presidency. Only last month his ambitious agenda appeared sunk after a conservative Democrat and coal baron, Joe Manchin, refused to back it. His vote is crucial in an evenly divided Senate. However, the climate proposals were largely resurrected in the form of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), co-authored by Mr Manchin, which Congress approved.The first major US climate law comes not a moment too soon. It is the country's best and last opportunity to meet its goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and, with it, a world where net zero by mid-century is possible. After Donald Trump, Mr Biden can reclaim the mantle of global climate leadership for the US. But the act reveals the limits of his power. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/14/the-guardian-view-on-bidens-green-deal-leadership-after-trumps-denialism
Zdroj: The Guardian
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