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The climate plan that Joe Biden released this week is ultimately a jobs plan–one that envisions our nation on a sustainable trajectory with abundant jobs provided by the build-out of a clean energy economy. Biden received the endorsement of multiple unions for his plan and seized the opportunity to present a vision of America that takes urgent action on climate change as it calls upon its inherent ingenuity and workforce to bring that vision to life. It’s inspiring, it’s forward-thinking, and best of all it’s realistic at a time when coronavirus has pushed us into Depression-era unemployment.
Meanwhile, we have President Trump who refuses to acknowledge massive job loss, and whose official jobs creation plan is bare-bones. In fact, this past week, Ivanka Trump in her official capacity as a White House employee promoted a new ad campaign dubbed, “Find Something New.” The move was widely viewed as toe deaf as the Trump White House has not made any indication that it will invest in the jobs of tomorrow.
So that’s where each candidate stands on job creation.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new study released by Conservation International found that tuna populations will likely be pushed from the waters of 10 Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) due to climate change. For nations that rely on tuna as a source of food and income, the consequences could be devastating. Conservation International urges the global […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Earlier this month, devastating floods washed through western Germany, leaving people dead and swaths of cities destroyed. It was the worst flooding Central Europe has seen in decades, and the short, intense rainfall is “one of the hallmark manifestations of a human-warmed climate,” as Yale Climate Connections put it. […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Carbon border taxes are gaining popularity in North America and Europe, but many are skeptical that taxing imports from countries with weak emissions policies will encourage climate action. Others are calling border taxes unjust. John Kerry, the U.S. Climate Envoy, called border tax policies a “last resort.” Nevertheless, Congressional Democrats have already proposed one […]
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