拜登利用龙卷风悲剧推动气候议程, 表明风暴是“变暖的后果”

在与记者交谈并虚拟评估来自威尔明顿的龙卷风破坏时, 特拉华州, 拜登被问及他是否 “可以得出结论,这些风暴和强度与气候变化有关。”

President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's global COVID-19 vaccination efforts ahead of the G-7 summit, 星期四, 六月 10, 2021, in St. Ives, 英国. (美联社照片/ Patrick Semansky)

President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s global COVID-19 vaccination efforts ahead of the G-7 summit, 星期四, 六月 10, 2021, in St. Ives, 英国. (美联社照片/ Patrick Semansky) (美联社)

KENTUCKY TORNADO DEATH TOLL WILL EXCEED 70, GOVERNOR WARNS

All I know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts as a consequence of the warming of the planet and climate change,” 拜登说. “The specific impact on these specific storms, I can’t say at this point.

I’m going to be asking the EPA and others to take a look at that,” Biden添加了. “The fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming. 一切. And obviously it has some impact here, but I can’t give you a quantitative read on that.

A Bowling Green, 肯塔基州, resident surveys the damage following a tornado that struck the area on December 11, 2021.

A Bowling Green, 肯塔基州, resident surveys the damage following a tornado that struck the area on December 11, 2021. (GUNNAR WORD/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden’s remarks follow a series of deadly storms and tornadoes which swept across Kentucky, 伊利诺伊州, 阿肯色州, 田纳西州, and Missouri overnight and resulted in multiple injuries and the deaths of nearly 100 美国人.

Along with the storms came an extreme amount of catastrophic damage. As of Saturday morning, 多于 200,000 顾客 remain without 力量田纳西州肯塔基州.

Workers toil through the destruction at Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory after it was destroyed by a tornado with workers inside, in Mayfield, 肯塔基州, 在十二月 11, 2021.

Workers toil through the destruction at Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory after it was destroyed by a tornado with workers inside, in Mayfield, 肯塔基州, 在十二月 11, 2021. (Photo by JOHN AMIS/AFP via Getty Images))

Major incidents from the storms included heavy damage to an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, 伊利诺伊州, where at least two people are confirmed dead and dozens of workers were reportedly trapped inside the building, and the destruction of a nursing home in Arkansas, where at least two people were killed and five were hurt, 根据 报告.

此外, 一个 candle factory which had an estimated 110 employees working in it was damaged by the tornado, causing several to be trapped inside.

十一月, 拜登 声称 climate change isan existential threat to human existence as we know itat the United NationsCOP26 conference and apologized for former 特朗普总统‘s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

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