Vice President Harris Calls For Climate Action


Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at Florida International University, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Miami. Harris is attending climate resilience events in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Vice President Kamala Harris calls for action in response to climate change during a speech in Florida:

“Last year, our nation experienced a total of 20 climate-driven, extreme weather events, which caused, each caused, more than $1 billion in damage, each one. And more importantly, resulted in the death of about 700 people. Earlier today at the National Hurricane Center, I received a briefing on extreme weather fueled by climate change. And the takeaway is clear; as the climate crisis gets worse, extreme weather will pose a rapidly growing danger to a rapidly growing number of communities.”

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Black Americans are 40% more likely to live in areas with the highest projected increases in extreme temperature-related deaths.

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