After the predictable end of the impeachment proceedings against former President Trump, the U.S. Senate can get back to work to pass Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package and confirm his cabinet appointments. They will focus on getting Covid and the economy under control as well as rebuilding and greening the United States.
Joe Biden’s environmental team correctly believes that jobs and prosperity go together with clean energy. They will, however, have to prove it by the mid term elections to ensure a congressional majority.
Since the first Trump/Biden debate was so dysfunctional, and there may not be another one, I suggest watching the full 90 minutes of the Pence/Harris debate if you have not done so already. In my view, the contrast is clear on a large number of issues including that of the environment and climate change.
Due to the lull in activity caused by SARS-CoV-2, there is a drop in some aspects of air pollution and carbon emissions which point to the direction the world should take after the current crisis is passed.
While it seems there is good and bad news coming out of the COP 25 in Madrid, one does get the feeling that the world is moving to slowly on the issue of de-carbonization. To give some context to the entire issue, I have picked these four charts out of the work done by the Global Carbon Project that I think summarizes the situation.