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President Biden’s Climate Ambitions Are All But Dead

A year after he promised to cut U.S. emissions in half by 2030, experts say the goal is virtually out of reach now.

President Joe Biden came into office with more aggressive plans to fight what he called the “existential threat” of climate change than any of his predecessors. Three months into his presidency, he vowed to cut the carbon emissions of the world’s second-largest emitter in half by 2030, a pledge that helped re-establish American climate leadership on the global stage. 

One year on, that signature climate goal is all but dead.