Biden says climate crisis is about ‘very life on Earth’ By Reuters


© Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt November 11, 2022. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden addressed the COP27 climate conference in Egypt on Thursday, saying the global climate crisis posed an existential threat to the planet.

“The climate crisis is about human security, economic security, environmental security, national security and the very life of the planet,” Biden said.

He assured delegates that the United States was meeting the challenge with greater urgency and apologized for the country’s temporary withdrawal from the Paris Agreement before he took office.

His speech was intended to remind government officials gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh to stay alive with the goal of averting the worst effects of global warming, even as a host of crises – from a land war in Europe to rampant inflation – divert the global focus.

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