Sumary of Biden: Climate change everybody’s crisis:
- NEW YORK: President Joe Biden declared climate change has become “everybody’s crisis” on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as he toured neighborhoods flooded by the remnants of Hurricane “Ida,” warning it’s time for America to get serious about the “code red” danger or face ever worse loss of life and property.
- Biden spoke after walking streets in New Jersey and then Queens in New York City, meeting people whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged by flooding when “Ida” barreled through.
- The president said he thinks the damage everyone is seeing, from wildfires in the West to hurricane havoc in the South and Northeast, is turning climate-change skeptics into believers, but years of unheeded warnings from scientists, economists and others mean time for action is short.
- ” Biden sounded a similar theme before he toured Manville, New Jersey, also ravaged by severe flooding caused by “Ida.
- “”Every part of the country, every part of the country is getting hit by extreme weather,” Biden said during a briefing with officials in Somerset County including Gov.
- } He said the threat from wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, flood ing and other extreme weather must be dealt with in ways that will lessen devastating effects of climate change.
- ” The natural disasters have given Biden an opening to push Congress to approve his plan to spend $1 trillion to fortify infrastructure nationwide, including electrical grids, water and sewer systems, to better defend against extreme weather.
- Biden also talked up a side benefit of the plan, the “good-paying jobs” he said it will create.