Windmills, Palm Springs, California, November 2019
Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

With the next United Nations climate change conference underway in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the United States can participate with renewed credibility. In August, U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law the United States’ largest ever investment in tackling the climate crisis. The Inflation Reduction Act mobilizes $374 billion to accelerate the deployment and lower the cost of clean energy technologies necessary to replace fossil fuels.

U.S. domestic action alone, however, will not stave off the worst effects of climate change, which include rising sea levels, heat waves, wildfires, and droughts. Developed countries are responsible for the bulk of historic

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