Despite the sitting President’s desperate and unfounded denials of the election results, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden has started assembling his transition team and has begun the process of laying out an agenda for his first term. Among his first announcements, Biden has tabbed former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as his Special International Envoy on Climate Change. The very fact that Biden plans on re-establishing the position of climate envoy seems to indicate, as Biden promised during the campaign, that climate change will re-emerge as a focal issue for the new Administration. On the other hand, Biden’s campaign promises in support of fracking, and his longstanding corporate ties have many environmentalists nervous. University of Washington geoscientist and environmental author Scott L. Montgomery joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on November 30, 2020.