China just announced its new goal to become carbon neutral by 2060.
Is it just me, or is it actually odd that China seeks to be the global leader in fighting climate change?
The United States government has ducked its responsibility to be an environmental leader for too long, including the Trump administration exiting the Paris Climate Accord in 2017 and, in 2001, George W. Bush refusing to implement the Kyoto Climate Change Protocol.
Environmental consequences impact everyone. The official U.S. stance needs to lead the world with clear policies and actions that protect the natural systems that sustain all life. It is not partisan. Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican, initiated the environmental movement in the U.S. by establishing the US Forest Service in 1905 and setting aside over 200 million acres of public lands. It is time to see environmental renewal not as an ideological divide, but a way of life that unites us.
Source: MIT Technology Review