NEW YORK-On Tuesday, President Biden declared that climate change has become a “everyone’s crisis” while visiting the communities inundated by the wreckage of Hurricane Ida, and warned that it is time for the United States to take the danger of “Code Red” seriously, or it will face more and more The more serious the loss of life and property.
Biden delivered a speech after he walked on the streets in New Jersey and Queens. Ida also met with residents whose homes had been severely damaged or destroyed by flooding. More than a dozen people were killed by the storm that dumped record amounts of rain on the saturated ground.
The president stated that the destruction he believes everyone sees from wildfires to hurricane damage in south and northeast is turning climate change skeptics to believers. Scientists, economists, as well as others, have not noticed the warning for years.
“The threat exists. Biden stated in New York that the situation had not improved. “The question is if it will get worse. It is possible to stop it getting worse.
Biden expressed similar sentiments before visiting Manville in New Jersey. Manville was also devastated by Ada’s severe flooding.
Biden spoke at a briefing in Somerset County with officials, including Governor Phil Murphy. He stated that extreme weather can affect all areas of the country.
He stressed that wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes are all possible, but must be addressed in a way to reduce the devastating effects of climate changes.
He stated, “We cannot completely reverse the situation but we can prevent its from getting worse.” “We don’t have the time.”
Biden has the opportunity to press Congress to approve his $1 trillion plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure to withstand extreme weather. The Senate has approved the legislation, and the House of Representatives is still to vote on it.
Biden also spoke of a side benefit to the plan, which he described as the creation of “high-paying jobs”.
The White House asked Congress Tuesday to authorize $24 billion of additional disaster assistance to pay for Ida, and other catastrophic weather events.
Biden, a New Jersey politician, walked along a street near Manville’s Lost Valley. The flooding continued after the Raritan River flooded its banks. Many of the front yards are covered in broken plaster, broken pianos, and other debris.
A hand-painted slogan that was attached to a home reads: “Manville Will Come Back Better.”