His television program “Bill Nye, die wetenskaplike” has helped educate children on a wide range of scientific topics.
Biden is expected to sign the $ 1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law “very soon,” White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday, but is waiting until Congress is back in session and members are in Washington so they can attend.
It will deliver $ 550 billion of new federal investments in America’s infrastructure over five years, touching everything from bridges and roads to the nation’s broadband, water and energy systems.
The second part of Biden’s economic agenda — the massive package to expand the social safety net and combat the climate crisis — remains a work in progress. Maandag, Biden expressed optimism that Congress would pass the legislation but noted it would likely be “a tough fight” to get it across the finish line.
, it would be the largest legislative investment on climate in US history
. White House officials say it will cut a billion metric tons of US greenhouse gas emissions by
2030. The White House is also confident it would put the US track to meet Biden’s Paris Agreement goal
: a 50-52% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below
2005 levels by the end of the decade
Op dieselfde tyd, activists at the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow have castigated the US and other rich nations for not doing more to combat climate change and have remained pessimistic about the chances the world can hit the goals set in the Paris climate agreement
Democrats are still negotiating the final details of the larger climate and economic package. It focuses on care for families, addressing the climate crisis, expanding access to health care, lowering costs for the middle class and tax reforms.
The bill would deliver nearly $ 570 billion in tax credits and investments aimed at combating climate change. It would offer tax credits to families that install solar rooftops or buy electric vehicles, byvoorbeeld. The investments are aimed at providing incentives to grow domestic supply chains in solar and wind industries.
The legislation also calls for creating 300,000 jobs by establishing a Civilian Climate Corps that works to conserve public lands and bolster community resiliency.