Climate Change Policy

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order rejoining the U.S. into the Paris climate accord, his first major action to tackle global warming.

Nearly every country in the world is part of the Paris Agreement, a landmark nonbinding accord among nations to reduce their carbon emissions.

Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2017.

Biden vows to move quickly on climate change action, and his inclusion of scientists throughout the government marks the beginning of a major policy reversal after four years of the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks.

As President Joe Biden prepared to rejoin the Paris Agreement to fight climate change Wednesday, a new campaign is underway by environmental activists to add compulsory environmental education to school curriculums worldwide.

Article 12 of the Paris Agreement already states that nations "shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information, recognizing the importance of these steps with respect to enhancing actions under this Agreement."

EarthDay.org, a U.S. group that bills itself as the "world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement," is working with trade unions and environmental groups around the world to ensure that climate change education is compulsory under the Paris Agreement, according to The Australian, a national newspaper and website owned by NewsCorp Australia, who originally reported the news.

Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden ordered his government to begin the process of reentering the climate pact former President Donald Trump exited. 

It’s part of a suite of executive orders on climate change, including ones that will block the Keystone XL pipeline and start assessing Trump’s deregulatory legacy. 

Hours after his inauguration Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to rejoin the Paris Agreement, ending the United States’ brief but symbolic exit from the global pact to slash planet-heating emissions that virtually every nation has joined.

Biden’s executive order kick-starts a relatively simple process. After sending a letter to the United Nations announcing its intentions to reenter the climate accord, the U.S. will again become a formal party to the global negotiations in 30 days. 

It was the third executive order he signed in the Oval Office. In separate executive orders, Biden is expect to lay the groundwork for the part that comes next and is much more of a challenge: reversing the Trump administration’s deregulatory legacy and setting ambitious new goals for decarbonizing the U.S. economy. 

Marc Morano, founder of Climate Depot and author of the forthcoming Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse than You Think, warned “climate change” would be used as a pretext for lockdowns as is being done with coronavirus.

“They want to use the COVID lockdown as the model for climate lockdowns,” said Morano of Democrats and the broader left, offering his remarks on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Morano noted how the coronavirus outbreak displaced “climate change” as the left’s “ticket to a Soviet-style regulatory state.”

Morano recalled how assorted left-wing doomsday narratives from previous decades — including “global cooling” and “overpopulation” — were framed as justifications for implementation of totalitarian central planning and control.

“It was all based on the same concept, that everything’s limited, we’re all going to die and and we need to essentially turn our lives over to central planning,” Morano stated.

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