How do the experts around here feel about Kerry as climate czar? Obviously, having this position is good, but is Kerry the right choice? I may be showing my age, but is Kerry the new Al Gore?
It is for international efforts. Biden has said that he will appoint someone else to handle domestic matters related to climate change.I don't think he is the new Al Gore.
I think Biden picked him because of his experience in international diplomacy and the purpose is for him to bring the US back into the international community of countries addressing climate change and build a robust international effort among governments.
I infer that this position is about international efforts, not domestic ones.
- Global Warming as “hoax” is funded by Big Oil & GOP. (Jan 2007)
- Legislation to reduce CO2 emissions by 2050. (Jan 2007)
- Global warming as "hoax" is funded by Big Oil and GOP. (Jan 2007)
- We cannot drill our way to energy independence. (Jan 2007)
- Clean coal is only OK if we sequester tons of CO2. (Jan 2007)
- Senate rejection of Kyoto was to renegotiate, not ignore it. (Jan 2007)
- The Kyoto Treaty was flawed but could be fixed. (Oct 2004)
- Raise CAFE standard to 36 mpg by 2015. (Jan 2004)
- 20% renewable energy by 2020. (Nov 2003)
- Dismissal of Kyoto indicative of Bush’s unilateralism. (Oct 2003)
- Invent our way out of oil dependency-don’t drill our way out. (Sep 2003)
- Invest in advancing secure forms of energy instead of oil. (Jun 2003)
Greenpeace USA and the Sunrise Movement said there was reason to be encouraged and pointed to additional climate steps the Biden White House must take.
"The appointment is a positive sign for Biden's intention to integrate climate leadership into every facet of the administration," declared Janet Redman, Greenpeace Climate Campaign Director.
Sunrise Movement co-founder and executive director, Varshini Prakash called it "an encouraging sign of President-elect Biden's commitment to addressing the climate crisis that one of his very first staffing decisions is the creation of a high-level office to manage international climate negotiations and appointing a former secretary of state to lead it."
"I worked alongside Secretary Kerry on the Biden-Sanders Climate Task Force, and know that he is committed to engaging and listening to young voices—even when we might not always agree—and ensuring we have a seat at the table," Prakash said in a statement.
The market today, I think, is reacting positively to both vaccine news and Janet Yellin (not Warren) getting the Treasury job. Wall Street cheers, not sure President-elect Biden's progressive supporters are quite as happy with the cabinet picks thus far.
We are saying the same thing, except for the smiley face.I don't know anything about politics. I thought maybe there was a relief that things could go forward - 1,000,000 times better than they have been. Stability, common sense, fairness, competence, stuff like that.
I know right? What a relief.Watching Biden/Harris' Introductory Press Conference for their first cabinet selections, I am struck by the family backgrounds and histories, education, experience, intelligence and calm--such a wonderful change of pace in this group of people chosen to serve as opposed to those going out. Give them a chance people!
It’s very exciting isn’t it? I was reading in my paper the other night that our parliament in Canada agreed to invite Biden and Harris to visit as soon as it safe to do so. I am excited over that since it would be my city .Has anybody mentioned lately that we are going to have a female Vice President? !!! All this talk about the Cabinet, and that just keeps popping in my head.
(they ^ aren't coordinated - rats)
We are saying the same thing, except for the smiley face.
The picks signal, "Steady as she goes, middle-of-the-road, nothing to worry about."
That’s totally baffling. Almost all these people supported the Iraq syria and libya wars. They deserve uncritical fawning?I was going to say we really need some "steady as she goes" then I saw this meme on FB.
Competence. Experience. Expertise. Commitment to government. Those are qualities you want in people in leadership. These are the kinds of people Biden is selecting. Maybe we really can soon sleep a whole night through without wondering what new disaster awaits us when we wake."
Unless both Democrats win in Georgia, the odds of a quick Senate approval of Warren are low. Plus, the markets are reacting to the fact the electon results are stabilizedThe market today, I think, is reacting positively to both vaccine news and Janet Yellin (not Warren) getting the Treasury job. Wall Street cheers, not sure President-elect Biden's progressive supporters are quite as happy with the cabinet picks thus far.
Unless both Democrats win in Georgia, the odds of a quick Senate approval of Warren are low. Plus, the markets are reacting to the fact the electon results are stabilized
My 403b is happy too. I'm looking at retirement in 18 months.Yellen is a great pic as far as I'm concerned. She's liberal, sure she's not Warren, but Biden is trying to transition us back to stability, and the markets are responding.
I'm really happy with this one.