A historic age for climate justice

After Joe Biden was officially sworn in as America’s 46th President, he acted quickly to re-enter the nation into key legislation to fight climate change. This included the reentry of the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement and halting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

President Biden stated that “We’re going to combat climate change in a way we have not before”, while also warning “They are just executive actions. They are important but we’re going to need legislation for a lot of the things we’re going to do.” Biden plans for the country to stop carbo emissions from the power sector of the economy by 2035 and then the full economy by 2050. To meet this goal serious legislation is needed and the bridge between parties needs to be open.

Before Biden was officially in office many Republican members of Congress stated their concern over these climate goals hurting the economy. But they fail to bring forth a plan that will both boost the economy and stop the dangers of climate change. If we are to continue on this planet we need to end party biases and focus on saving the environment before it’s too late.