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Former White House Climate Adviser: ‘We Just Don't Have Enough Time’

John Podesta explains how the Biden administration should address a warming planet

John Podesta

John Podesta

Photographer: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

John Podesta served in the White House as counselor in charge of climate and energy policy during President Barack Obama’s second term. He has no desire to reprise his role in the Biden administration, but in an interview he still has some advice for the incoming team. 

“The key is setting the right destination. That’s why these net-zero [emissions] commitments are so crucial,” Podesta said, in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg Green ahead of the election. “I’m leaving it to the younger set, let’s put it that way.”