This week’s Weekend Reader includes a look at  the Democratic Party’s climate denial, from President Joe Biden, to former President Barack Obama, to Congress, who say they believe in science but keep backing continued fossil fuel development.

As The New Republic writes, Democrats “don’t dispute that the climate is changing, but they are absolutely in denial about what curbing it would entail.” Biden and lawmakers need to start working to decarbonize the planet while we still have time left, when we can still mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.

Also In Today’s Weekend Reader:

  • Obama officials talk about the time Andrew Cuomo tried to bully them when federal prosecutors were investigating his decision to close an anti-corruption panel.
  • Most people will come into contact with COVID now, and how it ends from here.
  • Why reading the news every morning feels so bad.