Biden should have declared a CLIMATE EMERGENCY a year and a half ago!!! Now he is merely considering it.

I keep accumulating information on many dozens of topics that I want to post to my blog.  My file of “CLIMATE EMERGENCY” resources has 80 items in it going back to September 2016 (a full year before I started this blog).

Here are just a few HOT items:

BOTH political parties have been horribly negligent in dealing with the climate crisis.  MANY candidates in BOTH political parties take bribes (“campaign donations”) from fossil fuel companies.  The Senate Democrats allow Joe Manchin — a multi-millionaire from coal companies — to CHAIR the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  We all know what Biden and the Republicans have been doing.


President Biden should have declared a CLIMATE EMERGENCY in January 2021!!!  Now — in mid-July 2022, he says he is considering it.  He campaigned with promises to protect the climate, but he has done FAR, FAR TOO LITTLE.  Now he is promoting more oil drilling offshore, etc.  Now this article from July 19, 2022, says he is finally – a year and a half too late – considering (but not yet deciding) a “CLIMATE EMERGENCY.”


In June 2022, the right-wing Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court issued a dangerous decision in the West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency case.  The Court sharply restricted the EPA’s ability to regulate climate pollution from power plants under the Clean Air Act.  The Court has repeatedly imposed its own extremist ideology over our nation by overruling decades of precedent that respected Congress’s intent to have federal agencies protect the American people and environment from dangers.  President Biden has the power to declare a climate emergency today. He must do so!  People nationwide are signing this petition, and I encourage you to sign too:  Urge President Biden to declare a climate emergency now!


In March 2022, the Green New Deal Network and other progressive organizations, the Congressional Progressive Caucus urged President Biden to issue an Executive Order that recognizes the climate crisis for what it is: a code red emergency.  Although he had campaigned for President as a strong champion for the climate, he has been very, very timid.  Ordinary Americans must push him to do what he absolutely must do.  Fossil fuel companies and the Congress members they have bought have been preventing necessary legislation.  BIDEN KEEPS REFUSING TO USE THE EXECUTIVE POWER THAT HE HAS — without waiting for Congress — so WE MUST PUSH HIM to DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY and take strong Executive actions.  In February 2022, the Center for Biological Diversity posted this:  The Climate President’s Emergency Powers






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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093