Biden’s Big Bet: Tackling Climate Change Will Create Jobs, Not Kill Them

"WASHINGTON — In 2017, as Donald J. Trump was announcing the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the largest global effort to attack planetary warming, he declared, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

On Wednesday, President Biden traveled to Pittsburgh to try to make the opposite case: that the workers Mr. Trump was appealing to have more to gain from combating climate change than to lose.

It is going to be a tough bet. To Mr. Biden, a $2 trillion infrastructure plan is about creating union jobs, hundreds of thousands of them, in wind and solar power, electric cars and road- and bridge-building. Even those more basic infrastructure projects would have a climate angle: the new roads and bridges would be built to withstand the high waters and brutal storms of a changing climate."

Coral Davenport, Noam Scheiber, and Lisa Friedman report for the New York Times March 31, 2021.


"Biden Wants 5 Times The Climate Spending Obama Won. That’s Still 5 Times Too Small." (HuffPost)

"For Climate Progressives, Biden’s $2.25 Trillion Isn’t Enough" (Bloomberg Green)

"Elizabeth Warren and AOC Lay Down Climate Challenge to Biden" (Bloomberg Green)

"Joe Biden Wants To Spend $2 Trillion On Infrastructure And Jobs. These 4 Charts Show Where The Money Would Go." (USA TODAY)

Source: NYTimes, 04/01/2021