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Thu Nov 26, 2020, 01:28 PM

Biden's Next Climate Chief Will Tackle 'Existential Threat' At Home

Source: npr





November 26, 20205:00 AM ET

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., where he named John Kerry as a climate envoy. He says he'll also appoint a domestic climate policy coordinator to push for action across the government.


President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to name a second high-level climate position in the White House, a counterpart to his diplomatic climate envoy John Kerry, to ramp up action dramatically at home.

The idea is for the new appointee to lead an office or policy council akin to the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates work on the president's domestic priorities. But the ultimate structure and authority are currently under discussion as those close to Biden wrestle over whether giving this group greater power than previous White House climate posts could be interpreted as elevating it over other priorities, such as racial equality.

But what is clear, people close to the Biden team say, is that there will be more muscle behind these climate efforts because they're too important to Democrats.


"This is something that's a given," one person with knowledge of the discussion says. "And there are a number of people, a number of Democrats who feel that ... the climate crisis is an existential threat" both the people who worked on the issue during the Obama administration and the young voters who came out for Biden in the election.

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Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/biden-transition-updates/2020/11/26/939084964/bidens-next-climate-chief-will-tackle-existential-threat-at-home



I am thankful this #thanksgiving that Biden will help save Mother Earth





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