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Joe Biden: The global climate crisis, an existential threat to the planet

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“I can stand here as president of the United States and say with confidence that the United States will meet our emissions targets by 2030,” he said.

The global climate crisis is an existential threat to the planet, US President Joe Biden said today, speaking at the COP27 climate conference, promising that the US is doing its part to combat the climate crisis.

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“The climate crisis is about human security, economic security, environmental security, national security and the very life of the planet,” Biden said, before outlining steps taken by the United States, the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. in the world.

“I can stand here as president of the United States and say with confidence that the United States will meet our emissions targets by 2030,” he said.

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His speech was intended to remind government representatives gathered at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to keep alive the goal of keeping the global average temperature increase within 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the worst effects of global warming. planet. Biden’s speech came even as a series of crises — from a war in Europe to runaway inflation — distracts international attention.

“In this context, it is more urgent than ever to double down on our climate commitments. Russia’s war only reinforces the urgency of the need to wean the world off its dependence on fossil fuels,” he said.

“All countries must do more. At this conference, we must renew and raise our climate ambitions,” Biden added.

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Megan
I am currently a news writer for News Bulletin247 where I mostly cover sports news. I have always been interested in writing and it is something I am very passionate about. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.

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