What losing Build Back Better means for climate change

December 20, 2021 ☼ climatebuild-back-better

Source: MPR News (Link)

With billions of dollars for clean energy, the Build Back Better legislation has the potential to substantially and rapidly cut heat-trapping emissions in the U.S. But after West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin rejected the bill on Sunday, Build Back Better is effectively dead, at a time when scientists say the world can’t afford to wait on climate change.

“It’s really disheartening,” says Leah Stokes, associate professor of political science at University of California Santa Barbara. “We don’t have any more decades left to waste, and failure is not an option.”

Long-range thinking seems to be impossible for the human race. I wonder if these senators would balk at spending money to deflect a killer asteroid.