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OpinionIf Joe Biden is severe about dealing with the environment crisis he should use his countrys take advantage of to curb fossil fuels, not boost themThu 12 Aug 2021 14.00 BSTThe UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has driven home simply how hazardous the climate crisis is. In the United States Congress, the environment element of Bidens infrastructure bill has been reduced to a pale shadow. One of the most senior figures in the Biden administration, the administration that promised environment was “all over” in its policy, is stating that an increase in fuel costs to $3.17 per gallon is a matter of national security and that the United States reserves the right to encourage Opec and Russia into flooding the world with more oil.UN environment report raises pressure on Biden to take a rare momentWe must not mince words: if this is the position of the Biden administration then its decarbonisation program has been well and genuinely buried.
Adam Tooze is a teacher of history at Columbia University. His book, Shutdown: How Covid Shook The Worlds Economy, is out on 7 September
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OpinionIf Joe Biden is serious about dealing with the climate crisis he need to use his nations take advantage of to suppress fossil fuels, not boost themThu 12 Aug 2021 14.00 BSTThe UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has driven home simply how harmful the climate crisis is. In the US Congress, the climate component of Bidens facilities bill has actually been decreased to a pale shadow. One of the most senior figures in the Biden administration, the administration that promised climate was “everywhere” in its policy, is stating that a boost in petrol rates to $3.17 per gallon is a matter of nationwide security and that the US reserves the right to cajole Opec and Russia into flooding the world with more oil.UN environment report raises pressure on Biden to seize an unusual momentWe ought to not mince words: if this is the position of the Biden administration then its decarbonisation agenda has been well and truly buried. Bidens national security consultant has simply provided it the green light.It isnt only oil markets. If the EU or Japan squeal, Opec and Russia shrug, which is why this is such a vital test for the Biden administration.

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