Calling climate change a code red for the entire world, US President Joe Biden urges the nations to stand together in the fight against the deteriorating global ecosystem. The president was touring the flood-ravaged regions of New Jersey and New York when he termed the devastation by the latest Ida Hurricane as the existential threat for the entire nation.
On his visit, the president was accompanied by the local officials including Chuck Schumer (Senate majority leader) and Bill deBlasio (Mayor) among others. After the visit, the president sounded a warning and said that climate change poses an existential threat for the entire world and a concerted effort to the required to reverse the harmful impact of extreme weather changes that US and other nations around the globe are facing today.
Noting that the threat from climate change is already here, the president exhorted that the situation is not going to get better. Rather the more important question to ask is whether this will become worse? Biden said that climate change is not confined to one particular country and instead it is everybody’s crisis.
Earlier the president was briefed by Phil Murphy (governor of New Jersey), congress members and other officials in New Jersey about the devastation caused by the powerful storm. Biden went on to visit a neighborhood where the visible signs of destruction were present in the form of litter and debris all over the place. Biden said that every part of the country is been under extreme pressure from climate change and although turning the harmful impacts of climate change is not much of a possibility now, they can certainly work to stop it from becoming worse.
Last week the president visited Louisiana where the Ida made landfall and left more than 60 people dead. The number includes 27 people from New Jersey and 13 people from New York City.