President Joe Biden stopped in Sacramento as part of his Western tour to discuss the California fire, Governor Gavin News’ memorial election and his r. 5 trillion reconstruction plan.
A small group of protesters lined up part of the fence at the airport on Monday with Trump flags, MAGA clothing and signs.
However, President Biden rarely focused on recall elections and instead stressed the dangers of climate change and the need to find solutions that would help California deal with the annual fire disaster.
Newsem introduces the president to the coordination between the California and Biden administrations in the fight against climate change and its negative impact on the nation.
“California’s leadership is demonstrable and its leadership has been challenged over the past four years, but those tailwinds are now at odds with the Biden administration,” Newsom stressed. “We are not ambitious partners, we are working as partners because it is about tackling the challenges of climate change and fires.”
He noted that California – along with other parts of the country – was facing extremes never seen before, noting that it was the warmest summer in California history between June and August.
“The hotspots are getting much hotter, the dry ones are getting much drier.”
Biden – after a plane ride through the land burned by the Caldore fire and briefing officials from the California Emergency Services Office – devoted almost his entire speech to the fires and how climate change has made them worse.
“Everyone in Northern California knows the time of year when you can’t go outside when the wind fills with smoke and the sky becomes a mysterious shade of orange,” Biden said. “So far, nationwide, more than 44,000 wildfires have burned about 5.3 million acres – roughly the size of the state of New Jersey.”
He noted that more than 2.2 million acres were burned in California because the Dixie Fire had a devastating effect on Northern California যা which is now the second largest wildfire in state history.
“These fires are shining bright red for our nation. They are gaining frequency and violence and we know what we should do, “he said.” Scientists have been warning us for years. [that] Extreme weather is going to be even more extreme. We are now living it in real-time. ”
Biden said last year the U.S. spent 99 99 billion on extreme weather and this year’s spending is likely to break that record.
“It’s a devastating loss to our economy and to many communities.”
He drew attention to the work his administration has done to help control fires, including the approval of a Femer 33 fire management assistance grant to cover costs and costs used by the Defense Production Act to meet the shortage of firehouses caused by the coronavirus epidemic. .
He added that the Department of Defense has begun helping to fight the fires by providing aircraft, satellites and personnel. However, he argued that the biggest help would be the approval of his 3.5 trillion reconstruction plan that would increase fire preparedness, resilience and more.
“This bilateral bill includes more than 8 8 billion in resilience to fire,” he stressed. “Every dollar we invest in resilience saves up to $ 6 on the road when subsequent fires don’t spread widely and those investments save lives.”
He addressed concerns about the cost of the plan but tried to keep this number in perspective, saying it would take more than 10 years.
“It’s been more than 10 years and our economy is expected to grow to $ 366 trillion in GDP by then. That’s less than 1.5% of the total deficit,” Biden said. “We have to think big. A prescription for small-minded disaster. We are going to get it done, this nation is going to unite and we are going to defeat this climate change.