"Biden Warns ‘What Awaits Us’ Without Climate Action"

"President Joe Biden issued a warning to international leaders on Tuesday about the global perils that lie ahead if nations don’t work together to slash emissions from fossil fuels.

Evidence of the “accelerating climate crisis” is everywhere, Biden told leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

“Record-breaking heat waves in the United States and China. Wildfires ravaging North America and Southern Europe. A fifth year of drought in the Horn of Africa. Tragic, tragic flooding in Libya,” he said.

“Together,” Biden said, “these snapshots tell an urgent story of what awaits us if we fail to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and begin to climate-proof the world.”

The president used his speech as an opportunity to tout the moves his administration has made on climate, including international investments and the massive law to incentivize renewable energy — known as the Inflation Reduction Act — that was enacted last year."

Robin Bravender reports for E&E News September 19, 2023.


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Source: E&E News, 09/20/2023