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.
Although COP 25 in Madrid was disappointing, the announcement of the European Green Deal brings hope for real climate action as well as economic stimulus.
While there is a view that the UN’s Climate Action Summit will produce little tangible results, there are a number of signs that make me think I that we may be at the tipping point towards a major transformation to a low carbon economy.