John Gibbons: Taking Biden’s temperature reveals a surprisingly radical climate agenda

The US president-elect’s thinking over his five-decade career has clearly shifted towards more transformative actions, as the climate crisis becomes graver by the day

15th November, 2020
John Gibbons: Taking Biden’s temperature reveals a surprisingly radical climate agenda
An air tranker drops fire retardant on homes during a huge fire in Chino Hills in Calofornia last month Pic: Getty

For a lifelong centrist, Joe Biden’s climate agenda is surprisingly radical. An early indicator of that was the outright refusal of the US president-elect to accept funding for his election campaign “from oil, gas and coal corporations or executives”.

Tangling with the US fossil fuel industry is a high-risk strategy. In the 2018 US mid-term elections, the industry put $84 million into funding congressional races, with almost all the cash going...

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