President Joe Biden warned Tuesday of a “code red” in climate change, referring to parts of the country that have been torn apart by extreme weather in recent days; from New York, New Jersey and Louisiana damaged by Hurricane Ida, to California that is struggling with raging wildfires.
President Joe Biden inspected flood damage in New Jersey and said he thought of all the families who suffered “profound” losses due to the powerful remains of Hurricane Ida.
“climate change is here”Joe Biden
Biden said that “climate change is here” following a meeting with Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey, government officials and members of Congress on Monday evening at the Somerset County Emergency Management Training Center and a survey of the damage caused by Hurricane Ida in Manville, N.J.
Biden also planned to visit New York City Tuesday to study the effects of Hurricane Irene and call for federal dollars to bolster infrastructure to protect people and property more effectively from future storms in the region and far beyond.
“I mean, every part of the country – every part of the country is getting hit by extreme weather,”Joe Biden
‘I mean, every part of the country – every part of the country is getting hit by extreme weather,’ she said during a briefing in New Jersey.
He added that the threat of extreme weather events needs to be addressed in a way which reduces the devastating effects of climate change.
Earlier, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Biden would emphasize that one in three Americans live in counties hit by storms in the last few months.
During his visit, Biden also requested that Congress enact his $1 trillion infrastructure plan and $3.5 trillion budget rebalance, which includes measures to improve infrastructure and fight the effects of climate change.
We will recover from Hurricane Ida — together. pic.twitter.com/okS0HnwcPD
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 7, 2021