(Wilmington) Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden accused Donald Trump on Monday of being a “ climate arsonist ” because he says he denies the reality of climate change, partly responsible for the fires that ravage the West.
Posted on September 14, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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“If we give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, how can anyone be surprised that America is being set on fire even more? Said the former vice president, who will challenge the Republican president in the Nov. 3 presidential election, during an open-air address in the state of Delaware where he lives.
Joe Biden, 77, gave the short speech, without accepting any questions, even as Donald Trump, 74, landed in California.
The Republican President will visit this large fire-stricken state for a few hours to learn more about the situation and to honor the National Guard, which intervenes in particular to save the victims.
Without mentioning climate change, the White House tenant over the weekend pointed to alleged mismanagement of forests in fire-stricken states ruled by Democrats.
“If we give a climate skeptic four more years in the White House, how could anyone be surprised that more parts of America are under water?” We need a president who respects science, who understands that the damage from climate change is already there, ”added Joe Biden.
“We have a choice, we can commit to move forward together, because we know that climate change is an existential challenge that will shape the future of our country,” or “we can take Donald Trump’s path: ignore the facts, denying reality, which amounts to complete surrender, ”he stated.
The dozens of fires that ravaged the coast for days have already killed at least 35 people since the beginning of summer, including 27 this week in the three states of Washington, Oregon and California alone.
The fires that are increasing around the world have been linked to various phenomena that scientists expect as a result of global warming.