The White House Launches the American Climate Corps to Train Young People for Green Jobs

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The White House has launched the American Climate Corps, a new initiative to train and employ thousands of young people in jobs to fight global warming.

The corps will provide young people with skills to work in wind and solar production, disaster preparedness and land conservation.

The White House expects about 20,000 recruits in the first year.

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The program is inspired by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the New Deal program that put millions of young men to work during the Great Depression.

The American Climate Corps is a response to "a generational rallying cry" to employ young Americans "to do the essential work of averting a climate catastrophe.

One of President Biden's first executive orders called for the creation of a modern civilian corps that would

"mobilize the next generation of conservation and resilience workers and maximize the creation of accessible training opportunities and good jobs."

Some Democrats in Congress sought about $30 billion for a climate corps as part of a sweeping clean energy law.

However, negotiators ultimately dropped the idea when finalizing the Inflation Reduction Act, which Mr. Biden signed last year.

Nevertheless, Democrats continued to pressure Mr. Biden to create a climate corps.

They cited the climate circumstances as faced by the US this year.

"With deadly heat, dangerous floods, rising seas, and devastating wildfires — including those that ravaged Maui last month...

the climate crisis demands a whole-of-government response at an unprecedented scale," 50 members of Congress wrote in a letter to Mr. Biden this week.

The government will start a recruitment website for the American Climate Corps within months.

The American Climate Corps is a welcome step forward in the fight against climate change.

It will provide young people with the skills and opportunities they need to make a difference, and it will help to create a more sustainable future for all of us.

The American Climate Corps is a great opportunity for young people who are passionate about fighting climate change.

It is a chance to learn new skills, gain valuable experience, and make a difference in the world. I encourage all young people to consider joining the American Climate Corps.