Biden speech: Old man yells at climate

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Facing the disintegration of his climate agenda as ferocious heatwaves hit large parts of the world, Joe Biden has unveiled a new plan to push billions of dollars to US cities and states to help them cope better with extreme heat. The president stopped short, however, of declaring a climate emergency. Biden outlined the new actions in a speech on Wednesday at a former coal plant in Massachusetts, which is now part of an offshore windfarm project. … Biden, speaking from a lectern set up on a rock pile to an audience that included Democratic legislators, said: ‘Climate change is literally an existential threat to our nation and to the world. So my message today is this: since Congress is not acting as it should — and these guys here are, but we’re not getting many Republican votes — this is an emergency. An emergency. And I will look at it that way.'” (07/20/22)