Kudos to President Biden for his comprehensive and exciting climate initiative announced on January 28. It is a first step in tackling this serious and existential climate challenge that has been ignored far too long.
Among its many bold components is the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps, modelled after one of FDR’s most successful and creative strategies used during the Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps.
This plan will provide a myriad of conservation jobs for young people and out-of-work Americans in both rural and urban areas that are suffering the most negative impact from climate change, possibly including here in Orange County.
At the same time it re-introduces the idea of national service, an idea that could help us to heal and come together during this time of national division.
The CCC was win-win in the 1930’s and it can be for us in the 2020’s.
Thank you, President Biden, for your leadership and vision.