Biden’s climate policy will doom us

Joe Biden has publicly agreed that the climate crisis is an EXISTENTIAL crisis.  It is so extremely serious that it is a life-or-death crisis.

However, he thinks timid steps and compromising with Republicans are sufficient.  He was Obama’s Vice President, and Obama tried for 8 years to compromise with Republicans, but Republicans absolutely refused to take reasonable steps.  Now Republicans are vigorously repealing all of the very moderate steps that Obama took.  Republicans are NOT a reasonable group to negotiate with.  Biden is utterly unrealistic to think that a policy of yielding to them will produce good results for the climate (or for any other issue.

Obama’s climate efforts were really very modest, and in many ways he promoted fossil fuels.  We wasted 8 years when Planet Earth needed bold action.  Now under Trump and the Republicans the U.S. is rushing hard in the wrong direction.  Biden is utterly unrealistic in seeking a “middle course” between what Planet Earth needs and Republican obstructionism.

See this article in which Bernie Sanders denounces the “centrist” approach:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/10/sanders-says-bidens-middle-ground-approach-climate-crisis-would-doom-future

 

 

 

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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 https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org