Despite his longtime reputation as a political moderate, President Biden has acted rather aggressively when it comes to fighting climate change – promoting a rather bold environmental agenda with his administration, and vowing to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by the year 2050. He’s even managed to enact a few key parts of the Green New Deal via executive order. It’s almost a day and night difference from the previous administration that tried to end the Environmental Protection Agency for good while calling climate science a hoax perpetrated by China.
There are, of course, those who feel that President Biden’s environmental policies don’t reach far enough – but – not all of them are who you’d expect. At the time of this writing, there are over 300 different businesses and investors – among them Apple, Google and Coca Cola, clamoring for a different goal – one that would cut the number of greenhouse gases in half by 2030.
This comes as European lawmakers are urging for the United States to propose similar goals, and it gives the Biden administration a considerable opportunity to act. It also coincides with businesses rapidly running away from the Republican candidates they once generously donated to in political campaigns for reasons like the voter suppression laws enacted in Georgia and the failures of Texas’ power grid, and this trend could spell more bad news for the GOP in the years ahead as they continue to obstruct and deny reality. The GOP is rapidly becoming more irrelevant by the day and we need to fast track that pattern by voting them out of office in 2022.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making