2020 presidential election Archives - State of the Planet

To Build Climate Progress on Time Scales That Matter, Biden Should be Biden

The path forward requires negotiation, compromise, and open lines of communication with Republicans in Congress and elsewhere who have made climate change a focus.

by |January 14, 2021
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Biden’s Climate Plan Could Reduce Global Warming by About 0.1°C

The president-elect’s plan will take us closer to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, but there is much work to be done.

by Marco Tedesco |November 11, 2020
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What the Biden Presidency Could Mean for Climate Change

Unlike his predecessors, the president-elect has vowed to make climate change a priority starting on his very first day in the Oval Office.

by |November 10, 2020
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As of Today, the U.S. Is No Longer Part of the Paris Agreement

Whether or not we rejoin — and thereby do our part to prevent the worst impacts of climate change — depends on the outcome of the election.

by Marco Tedesco |November 5, 2020
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‘Vote the Earth’ Invites You to Use Poetry to Protect the Places You Love

The interactive online poetry project aims to inspire voters to put their love for the Earth behind the power of their vote.

by Center for Earth Ethics |November 2, 2020

Looking Ahead With Hope as the Catastrophe Continues

The future I would like to see depends on the election tomorrow and on a unified national mobilization to finally address the COVID crisis.

by |November 2, 2020

2020 Election Will Be Crucial in Determining Whether We Avoid a Climate Catastrophe

Here’s a look at how the U.S.’s future climate regulation will look under Biden versus another four years of Trump.

by |October 29, 2020

America’s Democracy Under Attack

The attack on America’s democracy is real and in a matter of weeks, we may learn if it is successful, or if the attack has been repelled.

by |October 26, 2020
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In the 2020 Elections, It’s Not Just the Presidential Race That Matters

State utility commissioners play a vital role in shaping the transition to renewable energy and protecting vulnerable populations.

by Angie Tran |October 23, 2020

Climate Change and the American Political Agenda

We’ve managed to avoid the topic for decades, but the force of public opinion is finally ending the era of American national climate nondecision-making.

by |August 24, 2020