Biden cabinet: Inner circle get key posts as John Kerry named climate envoy

The former secretary of state is among the names announced for key roles in the new US administration.

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yesterday ~7 min

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Coronavirus relief funds could easily pay to stop the worst of climate change while rebooting economies

Over US$12 trillion of COVID-19 relief has been promised. If a small portion was put toward economy-boosting green investments, the world could get on track to avoid the worst of climate change.

David L. McCollum, Senior Research Scientist, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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7 things President-elect Biden can achieve on health care

From expanding children's coverage to reducing surprise bills, Biden and lawmakers may be able to broaden health care access.

Simon F. Haeder, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Penn State • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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President-elect Biden's new COVID-19 task force gives the US a fresh chance to turn around a public health disaster

Biden will begin his presidency in the midst of a global public health crisis that's already killed over 240,000 people in the US alone. His team is already planning how to get COVID-19 under control.

Catherine Lynne Troisi, Associate Professor of Management, Policy, and Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~7 min

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When scientific journals take sides during an election, the public's trust in science takes a hit

When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.

Stylianos Syropoulos, PhD Student in Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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On environmental protection, Biden's election will mean a 180-degree turn from Trump policies

The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.

Janet McCabe, Professor of Practice of Law, Indiana University • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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From Space Force to Artemis: what Joe Biden presidency may mean in orbit and beyond

With a new president in the White House and NASA's chief administrator resigning we can expect changes to space policy.

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Nov. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Biden's climate change plans can quickly raise the bar, but can they be transformative?

After four years of the US government undoing climate change policies and partnerships, a Biden administration has a chance to rebuild that leadership. But success will require more than quick wins.

Edward R Carr, Professor and Director, International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Climate change: Joe Biden could ride a wave of international momentum to break deadlock in US

Hamstrung by a Republican Senate, President-elect Biden will need to look abroad for collaborators on climate action.

Olaf Corry, Professor of Global Security Challenges, University of Leeds • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Joe Biden: How the president-elect plans to tackle climate change

What will a Joe Biden presidency mean for the global battle against rising temperatures?

bbcnews
Nov. 10, 2020 ~9 min

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