Past presidents—even progressive ones—have viewed climate change as a problem for the future. President Barack Obama, for example, “took the view that climate change was a moral issue,” said Jeff Burnam, an adjunct professor at American University who previously served as a senior legislative staffer in the U.S. House and Senate. “At the time, that was the idea—what are we going to do about our children?” Especially following a year when wildfires caused record levels of destruction along one U.S. coast while hurricanes pummeled another, President Joe Biden doesn’t have that luxury. Already he’s assembled an unprecedented team of White House climate advisers and installed climate experts in roles that haven’t typically been thought to require environmental expertise, a sign that environmental policy will be central to his administration’s agenda. Here’s a brief guide to who’s on Biden’s team and what they’re doing there: John Kerry Special Presidential Envoy […]