Eric Holthaus: "Declaring a climate emergency under the National Emergencies Act would give President Biden nearly everything he needs to begin radically reshaping the economy of the United States for a zero carbon world and steer American society toward an ecological future. It would be Biden’s best way of launching a Green New Deal."
Eric Holthaus: 'The Biden-Harris Administration will take an intersectional approach to heal a country in crisis...President Biden has a climate mandate."
"Simply put: President Joe Biden’s first days in office will kick off the best chance we’ve ever had to make transformational changes throughout society at the scale necessary to avert catastrophic climate change. The stakes could not be higher. Climate change is the gravest existential threat our species has ever faced." ...
"We’ve finally got a real chance at this. And as someone who has been working on climate my entire adult life, it feels really, really good to say that. Like the IPCC said, we’ll need transformational change in all aspects of society to get ourselves out of this mess, and establish what the Sunrise Movement calls the Decade of the Green New Deal."
A writer for the eco-friendly Grist tweeted, “The world’s top scientists just gave rigorous backing to systematically dismantle capitalism as a key requirement to maintaining civilization and a habitable planet.”