Vice President Harris Calls For Climate Action

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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.

Click ▶️ to listen to the report from AURN’s Jamie Jackson:

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