PODCAST EPISODE

Graduating Kindergarten

Positively Dreadful

Feb 5 2021 • 38 mins


This week on Rubicon: Brian Beutler talks to climate science writer Emily Atkin about the predictable first steps President Biden has taken to fight climate change, and the exciting but under-the-radar ways that Biden has woven climate science into offices throughout his administration. They discuss the more difficult, lasting steps that have tripped up progressive officials and activists for decades (carbon tax, legislation, regulations, it's all here!) Learning from the Obama years, they survey the roadblocks Biden will likely encounter in the Senate and the courts, and hunt for ways around them.

Want to know more? Check out Emily's newsletter, Heated: https://heated.world/

And here are some related climate reads:

https://www.volts.wtf/p/biden-is-blitzing

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/climate-change-after-pandemic.html

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/01/27/fact-sheet-president-biden-takes-executive-actions-to-tackle-the-climate-crisis-at-home-and-abroad-create-jobs-and-restore-scientific-integrity-across-federal-governme

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/climate/trump-climate-change.html



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