The Current Political Climate
We always new that 2021 would start with a bang — between the Georgia Senate runoff election, the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden, cabinet announcements, coronavirus relief and, of course, earnest discussions on the future of American climate policy.
A deadly assault on the United States Capitol incited by the President was not on the calendar, although the seeds of division and misinformation were sown long ago.
So what’s the path forward?
Democrats have secured a narrow majority in Congress, which will have an enormous impact on how policy moves in the months ahead. We discuss pathways for climate action. We also opine on the future of the Republican Party and how that could influence the broader political landscape.
But first, we kick it all off with some Political Climate news!
- Volts: What the Georgia Senate wins do (and don't) mean for climate policy
- WaPo: Schwarzenegger compares Capitol mob violence to Kristallnacht destruction by Nazis in viral video
- Vox: How Joe Biden plans to use executive powers to fight climate change