Gina McCarthy details climate playbook for Trump 2.0

By Robin Bravender | 05/31/2024 01:27 PM EDT

The former Biden adviser expects states and localities to drive climate action if Donald Trump reclaims the White House.

Gina McCarthy.

Gina McCarthy speaks at an "America Is All In" event in Seattle in May. Nataworry Photography

Gina McCarthy is worried about “lots of things” if former President Donald Trump returns to the White House next year, but she doesn’t think another Trump victory would spell doom for renewable energy.

McCarthy, who served as President Joe Biden’s top climate aide in the White House, is now co-chair of the America Is All In climate initiative launched by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

McCarthy is touring the country this spring and summer to encourage the public to use the financial incentives included in the climate law known as the Inflation Reduction Act.


She stopped in Seattle earlier this month, where she and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee — another co-chair of the America Is All In initiative — touted how the climate law and other state and federal legislation is boosting renewable energy efforts in that state.