Major Climate Action at Stake in Fight Over Twin Bills Pending in Congress
The United States has contributed more to global warming than any other nation, and the action it takes will be felt well beyond its borders. Falling short would hamstring Mr. Biden next month, when he is expected to attend a major U.N. climate summit in Scotland to try to convince other world leaders to take stronger climate action.
'The whole world is watching,' said Rachel Kyte, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a climate adviser for the United Nations Secretary General. 'If these bills don’t come to pass,” she said, “then the U.S. will be coming to Glasgow with some fine words” but 'not much else. It won’t be enough.'"