After campaigning on the promise to address the climate crisis as the “existential threat” it is—and being carried across the finish line by countless climate voters like me—President-elect Joe Biden is already slipping back into the past. By this, I mean he is surrounding himself with Democratic Party establishment insiders who have been playing the political game almost as long as he has. He is packing his cabinet and transition team with corporate centrists who prefer a suicidal “all-of-the-above” energy approach to a socially and ecologically just Green New Deal. Despite all the lofty climate campaign rhetoric, it is starting to feel like the milquetoast climate mentality of the Obama/Biden administration all over again. Say it ain’t so, Joe.
"Joe Biden is either going to be a leader in the mold of FDR who future generations will honor for his courageous commitment to containing the worldfire or he is going to stubbornly embrace the stale, failed thinking of the past that got us into this climate mess in the first place."