In the home stretch, Joe Biden leaned hard into the issue of climate change. He gave a televised climate speech and ran climate-focused ads in swing states. His campaign bet that this issue, once considered politically risky, would now be a winner.
That bet paid off. Candidate Biden is now president-elect Biden. But, as is often the case, his party doesn’t have unified control across the whole federal government. That makes “working together” the order of the day.
Encouragingly, Mr. Biden understands that people of any party can and do care about climate change. He has said, “Hurricanes don’t swerve to avoid red states or blue states. Wildfires don’t skip towns that voted a certain way. The impacts of climate change don’t pick and choose. It’s not a partisan phenomenon, and our response should be the same.”
Some Republicans in the Senate are expressing similar opinions.
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