The Biden administration has made bold commitments on climate and environmental justice, but halfway into his term, there are signs that he over-promised and under-delivered. In particular, there is little or no progress in accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels. More must be done.
While there's still a long way to go, Biden has made strong strides to address the climate issues: From the Inflation Reduction Act to setting concrete goals, the US is well positioned to mitigate climate change — a crisis that can no longer be ignored or denied.
While climate change is an urgent issue, journalists and activists have an obligation to separate the facts from fiction and describe environmental problems honestly and accurately. The catastrophic framing of climate change does far more harm than good, not only by impacting the mental health of our youth but by alienating and polarizing large portions of the population.