Sunday, September 26, 2021

Joe Biden in Colorado: “We have to slow climate change now”

US President Joe Biden said in Jefferson County on Tuesday that the US could no longer wait to make big investments in clean energy and tackle climate change.

“Climate change is here today, not next year or 10 years from now. We have to slow climate change, not in 10 years,” he said in remarks after visiting the National Renewable Energy Laboratory complex in Arvada, Which is home to the National Center for Wind Technology.

“We know what causes climate change: human activity. This is no longer a matter of debate. May I add, windmills do not cause cancer,” the Democratic president said of his predecessor, former President Donald Trump. said jokingly.

Biden said that because of the research at NREL, the wind and battery technologies needed to mitigate the effects of climate change “are not science fiction.” He added that “the extreme weather we are seeing is only going to come with greater frequency and greater speed.”

“In Denver, we’re going to help Mayor (Michael) Hancock achieve his goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 80%,” Biden said, referring to one of several prominent Democrats who voted on Tuesday. had congratulated him on his first visit to the state. President.

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Gov Jared Polis, Reps. Joe Negues, Jason Crowe and Ed Perlmutter and some Statehouse Democrats also attended the NREL.

Climate change is part of a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill that the US Senate passed last month — including $917 million for Colorado’s public transportation systems and $917 million to expand the state’s network of electric vehicle charging stations. 57 million are included. The bill has not yet been voted on in the US House.

Joe Biden in Colorado: "We have to slow climate change now"
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