For Biden, what needs to be solved now is more of some deep-seated problems in the United States. For example, the tearing of society. If these problems are not solved, even if the United States can return to the framework of the Paris Agreement for a while, it will be unstable.
U.S. President-elect Biden said on social media on December 13 that the United States will rejoin the Paris Agreement.
The day before, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement, the Climate Ambition Summit, in which more than 70 heads of the world participated, was held online. The outgoing Trump administration did not send representatives because it had previously withdrawn from the Paris Agreement.
I still remember the day of the United States’ official withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on November 4 last year, California wildfires were in full swing. Smoke all over the world, pieces of scorched earth, two Orange County firefighters were admitted to the hospital with severe burns.” The fire has spread more than I have seen in 44 years.
The director of Orange County Fire Department said so. Is there a direct link between the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement and the California wildfires? Uncle Hai thinks so.
For example, in the case of California’s climate, the dry monsoon in the interior of the Americas blows regularly to California. In the past, the humid and cold air from the Pacific Ocean could block the hot wind from the desert or increase humidity, so that vegetation was not so easy to blow dry and flammable.
Nevertheless, California wildfires still burn for a while. Once upon a time, due to the vastness and sparseness of people in the western part of the United States, it was enough to burn wildfires in some places for a while.
However, due to the overdevelopment of human beings, the territory that originally belonged to the deep mountains and old forests has now become a town. This also led many people to see a fire in front of their own doors.
Coupled with the persistence of climate change and the “high fever”, Canada’s last intact polar ice shelf collapsed at the end of July this year. As the temperature rises, there is less and less humid and cold air in the Pacific Ocean.
If the United States does not withdraw from the Paris Agreement, will the California wildfires not burn to the town of Paradise? Not necessarily. It takes time for the climate to be good and the ecology to recover.
What is worrying is the system and policy of the United States. The Obama administration signed the Paris Agreement, and Trump withdrew immediately after taking office. Now Biden is ready to “turn over the pie” and rejoin after taking office.
Taking international agreements as their home and running for president, such internal affairs, selfishness and one party’s interests, have turned the world upside down and said nothing. Such an America is not beautiful!
Of course, Biden’s desire to lead the United States back to the Paris Agreement has a positive side.
As Biden said on social media: “Five years ago today, the world gathered to adopt the Paris Agreement on climate change. In 39 days, the United States will rejoin. We will unite the world and drive us to make bigger and faster progress and face the climate crisis.”
French President Macron also said to Biden: “Welcome back, welcome home!”
However, for Biden, what is to be solved now is more of some deep-seated problems in the United States. For example, the tearing of society. If these problems are not solved, even if the United States can return to the framework of the Paris Agreement for a while, it will be unstable.
Trump has withdrawn from the group too much. After Biden takes office, is he going to recover the groups that the United States withdrew one by one? Maybe the United States will soon return to the Paris Agreement.
However, what about the Iran Nuclear Agreement? What more tricks will Trump play against Iran during the few remaining presidential terms? Will Iran want the United States to return to the Iran Nuclear Agreement unconditionally after Biden takes office?
There is also WHO. Today, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide has exceeded 70 million, and there is even speculation that breaking through 100 million will also be something that will happen soon.
The epidemic in the United States is unparalleled in the world. And Trump unexpectedly withdrew from the WHO in order to blame. Even the process of withdrawing from WHO has not been completely completed!
Others, including the INF Treaty, can Biden add back one by one after taking office and remain stable in the group? In fact, it is difficult.
Uncle Hai wants to say that after all, the United States is the world’s number one economy and should take responsibility. No matter who will be in charge of the next U.S. government, what the United States should do–
The first is to be responsible for your own country;
The second is responsible for the whole world and for human and social development.
If you can’t do these two things, if you continue to toss around, there will always be times when you can’t toss around.
We don’t want to see a contemporary version of the “history of the demise of the Roman Empire”, which Americans should understand.