A Great Day for Climate Policy

A short video explainer of why passage of the IRA bill is such a big deal.

We all have something to celebrate with the House passage of the IRA on Friday. Getting it passed required some difficult compromises, but the bill represents a major step forward.  Because of the Mar-a-Lago search, it hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention as it deserves. If you don’t have time for a lot of details, here’s a three minute video.

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3 Replies to “A Great Day for Climate Policy”

  1. Thank You Prof. Farber, for taking the environmental leadership role to inform, educate and motivate the people of earth to fight for survival against global warming. I hope and pray that UC will follow your lead and support your efforts to bring together all UC environmental resources under your leadership today.

  2. Thanks! I’m only one of the many faculty members here — and at other universities — who are dedicated to the climate issue. We all share your goal of heading off the worst impacts of climate change.

  3. Thank You Again Dan, I have just been trying to promote your efforts and recommendations, especially some of the most important which I refer to below:

    First I want to refer to the grave warning that demands implementation of solutions today:

    The IPCC and John Kerry have been pleading with environmentalists for over a year with exhortations like:

    “The world must come together before the ability to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is out of reach —- What the world requires now is real action. We can get to the low carbon economy we urgently need, but time is not on our side.”


    “For better or worse, Berkeley and undoubtedly many other schools have relied much more on bottom-up initiatives within existing academic structures, with the leadership role being taken by individual faculty, departments, and deans.”

    “Where Berkeley falls short, in my view, is that there’s little leadership from the top and little structure at the campus level to organize climate efforts.”

    “Why We Can’t Wait
    In climate policy, delay is deadly.”

    As I said previously, we desperately need the best leadership today, and your efforts prove you have the Right Stuff!

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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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