The federal government over the last year has marshalled resources as part of Operation Warp Speed to deliver millions of shots in arms to vaccinate people for COVID-19. 

But David Van Slyke, the dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, said the effort existential threat of our time, fighting climate change, cannot use the same tools. 

Van Slyke, on Capital Tonight on Thursday, spoke about the need for government to work with the private sector and help facilitate a multi-faceted approach to triage, mitigate and prevent the effects of climate change in the coming years. 

Meanwhile, the multiple state governments, local governments and the federal government need to find ways of working together to solve the problem as well, and create new standards for energy usage going forward.