US President Joe Biden addresses the COP26 climate change summit, Glasgow, Scotland, November 1, 2021 (Erin Schaff/New York Times)
As 120 world leaders gathered on Monday for the COP26 climate change summit in Scotland, I spoke with Dublin NewsTalk’s Pat Kenny Show about the possibility of significant action to avert environmental disaster.
We look at national policies, including President Joe Biden’s proposed budget in the US and the positions of China, Russia, and Brazil. We talk about the necessity of getting beyond narrow national interests and barriers for an international approach, including assistance to developing nations.
It is important to hold to the half-full here. The Biden Administration is doing more than administration in US history to try and get climate change initiatives through, despite Republican obstruction and two Democratic senators.
The problem is we don’t need half-full. We need all full.