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Joe Biden wants America to lead the world against the climate crisis. That goal faces a big test this week.

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It is a pivotal moment, not only for the President but for a world with little time to spare in resolving a climate crisis that is right now wreaking havoc.

“To state the obvious, we meet with the eyes of history upon us and with profound questions before us,” Biden said in remarks at the start of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, where he is hoping to galvanize other countries to take steps reducing emissions and keeping global temperature rise in check.

“Will we act? Will we do what is necessary? Will we seize the enormous opportunity before us or will we condemn future generations to suffer?” Biden implored gathered leaders. “This is the decade that will determine the answer.”

Already, Biden has been hampered somewhat by infighting among Democrats and entrenched fossil fuel interests, which have forced him to scale back some of the most audacious aspects of his climate agenda. Deep differences between world leaders also persist over money, national…

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