Biden’s Climate-Change Folly

President Joe Biden speaks about administration plans to strengthen American manufacturing at the White House, January 25, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
If he treated the issue as more than an occasion for taxpayer-funded political patronage, he might actually get somewhere.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J oe Biden has one thing right about climate change — that any meaningful evolution of U.S. policy can come only from a “unified national response.” There isn’t one of those in the making, and Biden shows no inclination or aptitude for forging a new climate consensus.

Instead, he is leaning into his favorite mode of politics, corporate welfare, by promising to have the federal government purchase a large new fleet of zero-emissions vehicles, which, he says — based on almost nothing — will create 1 million new jobs. He is issuing executive orders to this effect, which are practically meaningless —


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