The Biden Administration And Climate Change : Short Wave President Biden is hosting dozens of world leaders for a virtual climate summit on Thursday and Friday. The administration is trying to regain ground lost by pulling out of the Paris climate agreement during the Trump administration. The Biden team is promising dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in the next several decades. Rhitu Chatterjee talks with NPR climate reporters Rebecca Hersher and Lauren Sommer.
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U.S. Renews Its Commitment To Addressing Climate Change

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U.S. Renews Its Commitment To Addressing Climate Change

U.S. Renews Its Commitment To Addressing Climate Change

U.S. Renews Its Commitment To Addressing Climate Change

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Biden pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 as he convenes world leaders in a virtual summit intended to demonstrate renewed American resolve to fight climate change. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Biden pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 as he convenes world leaders in a virtual summit intended to demonstrate renewed American resolve to fight climate change.

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President Biden is hosting dozens of world leaders for a virtual climate summit on Thursday and Friday. The administration is trying to regain ground lost by pulling out of the Paris climate agreement during the Trump administration. The Biden team is promising dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in the next several decades. Rhitu Chatterjee talks with NPR climate reporters Rebecca Hersher and Lauren Sommer.

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This episode was produced by Thomas Lu and Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Gisele Grayson and Viet Le and fact-checked by Rasha Aridi.