Biden: Climate Change Is 'Single Most Existential Threat to Humanity,' Worse Than Nuclear Weapons

( – Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently warned that if Russia is defeated in Ukraine, it “may trigger a nuclear war.” The current Russian President Vladimir Putin also has made veiled nuclear threats following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

But at a Democrat fundraiser in New York on Tuesday, President Joe Biden described a threat worse than nuclear war — and that is climate change.

“We’re finding ourselves in a situation where you talk about this party (Republicans) denying the existence of climate change, that (it’s) not true,” Biden said: 

“Well, you ought to have traveled with me on at least 16, 17 helicopter flights around America where I’ve literally watched more timber burn to the ground than the entire state of Missouri. As you go through everywhere from New Mexico all the way up to Idaho and all the West Coast. And it’s just incredible the damage being done.

“And, you know, we have a — if we don’t stay under 1.5 degrees Celsius incr- — we’re going to have a real problem.  It’s the single-most existential threat to humanity we’ve ever faced, including nuclear weapons. And so we have a real big problem.”

Biden blames “extreme weather,” including seasonal storms, on climate change, as he recently did while touring flood damage in California.

He has called for America to generate 80 percent of its electricity with renewables by 2030; and he envisions a net-zero economy by 2050. He wants half of all vehicles sold in this country in 2030 to be electric.



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