Joe Biden Quotes

... We've laid the groundwork to protect our planet. But the resulting opportunities can be seized only if the next president follows the science, recognizes the dangers of doing nothing, and musters the political will to address the threat.

 
Context
[While the Obama-Biden administration had done much more than the previous George W. Bush administration to reduce the rate of increase in environmental damage to the planet, many critics also fault the Obama-Biden administration for not doing more than "laying the groundwork". However, there was a Republican-controlled congress whose major objective was to prevent any bill from passing for which the President and the Democrats could claim credit. In addition there was a strong element of the Republican party which was ideologically opposed to admitting that man's activities—–especially industrial activities—–were having any kind of harmful effects. So, there was little operationally that the Obama-Biden administration could do other than build the "groundwork"].
Citations

"Building on Success", Foreign Affairs, September / October 2016

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Joe Biden
Joe Biden
  • Born: November 20, 1942
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician; Former Vice President

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden Jr. was the 47th Vice President of the United States, having been jointly elected twice with President Barack Obama. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden represented Delaware as a United States Senator from 1973 until becoming Vice President in 2009.

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