"The 2020 election was always going to be an inflection point for U.S. climate change policy, but a pandemic and a bad economy suggest 2021 might not work out as the Democrats had planned.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is running on the most ambitious climate platform ever for a major party candidate, and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate pledged yesterday to make climate change a top priority if they control both chambers next year.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said it would be 'an early part of the agenda.'
'A pandemic descends upon you and eclipses everything,' she said. 'Preserving the planet for future generations is the challenge to this generation.'"