What a difference an election makes. Under president Joe Biden, the US will return to the fact-based world of science and re-commit to the campaign to counter global warming.

The United Nations Framework on Climate Change issued a statement Nov. 4, bidding adieu to the US as it became the first country to exit the Paris Agreement, as promised by our global warming denier commander-in-chief Donald Trump.

That joint statement from the UK, Italy, France and Chile expressed regret over the US withdrawal, but said its work to reduce the impacts of global warming will continue with or without American participation.

President-elect Joe Biden promises to rejoin the Paris Agreement shortly after he takes office.

Tackling climate change, along with COVID-19, economic recovery and racial equity, are Day One priorities for Team Biden, according to its transition site.

The president-elect believes putting the US on path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide by 2050 will build a more resilient, sustainable economy and create millions of good-paying jobs.

Biden vows to address the climate emergency and set the pace for the rest of the world.

“He will not only recommit the United States to the Paris Agreement on climate change—he will go much further than that. He is working to lead an effort to get every major country to ramp up the ambition of their domestic climate targets,” according to the transition site.

Biden is certainly a breath of fresh air after four years of Trump ignoring the science behind global warming and saying it’s all a Chinese hoax.