Socialist policies are presented as the solution to climate change, but this directly contradicts the history of socialism. Not only is socialism not the solution, but it would cause the United States to reverse much of the progress it has already made to combat climate change.
"Even if America totally decarbonizes, we will still have wildfires, droughts, flooding, and hurricanes because the rest of the world is still increasing its consumption of fossil fuels. China, one of the world’s worst polluters, currently burns seven times more coal than America, and last year, a report indicated it was adding 250 gigawatts more electricity from coal-fired plants. That’s the equivalent of the entire U.S. coal-powered fleet."
Rather than focus primarily on government finance and regulating certain fuels out of existence, policymakers should pursue reforms rooted in free enterprise that raise peoples’ standards of living and mobilizes private investments in cleaner technologies.