President Joe Biden on Monday used his first western swing in office to throw his weight behind his $3.5 trillion recovery plan against blazing wildfires in the region, identifying year-end fires and other extreme weather events as a reality of climate change the nation can no longer ignore.

Biden predicted extreme weather events will cause more than $100 billion in damage this year, highlighting his goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, using zero carbon electricity 15 years earlier.

On Tuesday, in Colorado, President Joe Biden tried to drive forward his national spending plans by warning about the dangers of climate change, emphasizing that his clean energy proposals would also create well-paying jobs.

With stopovers in Idaho and California, Biden tried to drum up support for his $3.5 trillion reconstruction plans by saying that every dollar spent on “resilience” would save $6 future costs.

The president’s stopping-off point in Colorado was the final leg of a two-day tour after stops in Idaho and California on Monday.

Biden acknowledged that his poll numbers had dropped over the last couple of weeks but he argued that his legislative agenda “is overwhelmingly popular” with the public.

In the United States, 94% of those who identify as center-left are prepared to change their lifestyles according to climate policies, 83% of those in the center and 45% of those on the center-right.

In California, Biden seemed to respond to concern over the scope of the $3.5 trillion spending package, saying that the cost “may be” be as high as $3.5 trillion over 10 years, a period that the US economy is expected to grow.

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Joe Biden

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Kyrsten Sinema

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Colorado

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