Gustavo Bernal Torres
What Biden's State of the Union Said About Climate
Biden's State of the Union defines climate action as common sense
"It’s an issue of values, one “we have an obligation to our children and grandchildren to confront,” he said in the speech. It’s common sense, a need to stop floods and weather related blackouts. And it’s a pocketbook issue, a matter of new jobs for union workers, lower utility bills, and tax breaks for families looking to buy their first electric car."
In contrast to the sprawling, labyrinthine efforts to address the crisis passed in the Inflation Reduction Act and other bills in the past two years, and the light-touch maneuvering his administration undertakes at global climate summits, the version of climate action that Biden is presenting to the American people is mercifully simple: This matters to you. And I’m taking care of it.