For the next several years, America is going to look a lot different to many of us and not in a good way like when President Donald Trump was set to take office in 2016.
According to the Washington Examiner, President-elect Joe Biden has a long list of environmental mandates that many believe he will push through as soon as he can in order to appease environmental activists who truly believe that “climate change” is one of the most pressing security threats America faces today.
Through a series of expected executive orders, Biden promised during his campaign leading up to the 2020 election that he’s willing to take a number of climate-related actions when he takes control of the White House.
Some of those promises include achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, and a carbon-free energy sector by 2035. He also wants to conserve roughly a third of U.S. lands and waters by 2030.
Just last week, when introducing a number of his climate and energy Cabinet nominees and appointees, Biden vowed to tackle climate-related issues post-haste. “We need to meet this moment with the urgency it demands as we would during any national emergency.”
It’s a message that environmental activists have been waiting for since the Obama administration, including David Doniger, the senior strategic director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s climate and clean energy program.
“I’m just hoping to hear on day one, or very, very early, signals about an urgent agenda to address neglected pollution problems, including, of course, climate change,” Doniger said.
Not surprisingly, Biden’s first course of action — literally a “day one” promise he made on the campaign trail — includes rejoining the Paris climate agreement, which after a 30-day waiting period would make the U.S. a member once again. The former vice president also plans on calling on the leaders of some of the most pollution-heavy countries and demanding that they take aggressive action to clean things up.
Between new fuel economy standards for vehicles, a total revamping of America’s energy sector and striking deals with world leaders, Americans who currently work in any field even loosely connected to energy would be well-served to begin searching for alternate employment options, because it’s going to get ugly with Biden in charge.