As anticipated, U.S. President Joe Biden refrained from declaring a climate emergency, which would grant him additional powers to deal with a national climate crisis, during his speech Wednesday at the site of a former coal plant in Massachusetts. Citing a staggering $145 billion in damages caused by extreme weather events just last year, and calling the climate crisis a “clear and present danger”, in a live stream, Biden told those gathered in Massachusetts that his administration would use its executive powers to tackle the impact of climate change. “My message today is this: Since Congress is not acting as it should […] this is an emergency, and I will look at it that way. […] As president I will use my executive powers to combat climate crisis in the absence of Congressional action,” Biden said. The U.S. president said that the administration would announce executive actions in the […]