Extreme Weather Events Are Why President Biden Must Declare A Climate Emergency
by Tyler Kruse
January 19, 2023
How many more lives must be lost? How many more decimated homes must President Biden and Governor Newsom visit?
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San Francisco, CA (Jan. 19, 2023)–In response to President Biden’s visit to survey storm damage, Caroline Henderson, Greenpeace USA Senior Climate Campaigner, said: “How many more lives must be lost? How many more decimated homes must President Biden and Governor Newsom visit? We are living in a climate emergency and our elected leaders must take action to protect our communities. Climate scientists are telling us that California’s weather is becoming more variable and more intense. It’s the same all across the country. From drought and record heatwaves to stronger, more frequent storms and flooding, our communities are being washed away and our aquifers are drying up. Last year, President Biden said that he would deal with the climate emergency, but we have seen very little action. It’s time for him to make good on those words by declaring a climate emergency.”
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Contact: Katie Nelson, Greenpeace USA Senior Communications Specialist, [email protected], +1 678-644-1681
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