America's hardest-hit communities need Biden to declare a climate emergency
Wildfires, floods, heatwaves, hurricanes and drought are not waiting for politicians to act - the president must step in Millions of people across the United States have witnessed, often tragically, how the climate crisis is here and levying steep costs on communities. Black, Indigenous, and other frontline communities, including those in my home state of West Virginia, are experiencing these impacts - measured in lives lost, homes destroyed, and livelihoods upended - first and worst.Hurricane Fiona, which has washed away mothers and fathers from their children and left nearly all of Puerto Rico without power, and the remnants of Typhoon Merbok, which destroyed homes and inundated western Alaska with historic levels of water, underscored this reality more than a week ago. And Hurricane Ian, which is about to push into Tampa, Florida, will underscore it again as it leaves entire communities in Florida and the Southeast inundated with water and likely without power and access to essential services. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/28/joe-biden-climate-emergency-declaration
Zdroj: The Guardian
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