Reporter covering the business of climate change Education: Yale University, BA in economics and political science Steven Mufson covers the business of climate change for The Washington Post. Since joining The Post in 1989, he has covered economic policy, China, diplomacy, energy and the White House. He has also been an editor in the Outlook section. Earlier, he spent six years working for the Wall Street Journal in New York, London and Johannesburg. In 2020, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for a climate change series "2C: Beyond the Limit." Honors & Awards:
Shared the following: 2020 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for climate change series "2C: Beyond the Limit." 2011 Sigma Delta Chi award for "Breakaway Wealth"; 2012 American Geophysical Union's David Perlman award for explanatory earthquake coverage; 2009 Association of Food Journalists for project; 1988 Alicia Pattterson Foundation fellowship
Languages spoken in addition to English: Some French, a little Chinese
Books by Steven Mufson:
"Fighting Years; Black Resistance and the Struggle for a New South Africa"
President-elect Joe Biden will name former secretary of state John Kerry as a presidential envoy on climate, according to his transition team, signaling his commitment to elevating the issue of climate change under his administration.
U.S. carbon emissions are set to drop to the lowest level in three decades. A BloombergNEF study says an economic rebound next year won’t completely offset this year’s 9 percent decline, but that quick action is needed to get the United States back on track for its Paris climate accord commitments.
Former New York mayor and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is donating to candidates in three states - Texas, Arizona and North Carolina - hoping they can help those states migrate away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy such as solar.
President Trump's plan to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement takes effect Nov. 4, one day after the national election. If Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins the White House, he has promised to rejoin the accord.