“It’s not as if this year we’re experiencing is going to be a blip, it’s going to be the best-case scenario if we don’t make changes,” 민주당 센. Tina Smith of Minnesota told CNN. “Ranchers are liquidating their cattle herds because they can’t find hay, part of the [미네소타] boundary waters is closed off because of fire danger. I think about my grandson; is he even going to know snow in Minnesota?”
Smith and other lawmakers said the new report underscored the need for congressional Democrats to pass a $ 3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill including strong climate provisions, including tax credits for renewable energy, and a Clean Electricity Standard.
Many lawmakers believe that passing a robust reconciliation bill is their best hope to achieve President Biden’s goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 ...에 52 percent relative to 2005 levels by 2030. Biden has also said he wants to get the United States to net-zero emissions by 2050, and decarbonize the US electricity sector by 2035.
“The world must come together before the ability to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is out of reach,” said US Climate Envoy John Kerry. “What the world requires now is real action. We can get to the low carbon economy we urgently need, but time is not on our side.”
Biden and lawmakers have a series of crucial steps this summer and fall. The bulk of budget reconciliation will likely happen in September and October, teeing up the crucial United Nations Climate Change Conference where the US and other nations will meet to discuss decarbonization commitments.
“All major economies must commit to aggressive climate action during this critical decade,” Kerry said. “It’s the only way to put us on a credible track to global net zero emissions by midcentury. This is the critical decade for action, and COP26 in Glasgow must be a turning point in this crisis.”