US President Joe Biden says global warming poses an existential threat to the planet in an address to the COP27 summit in Egypt.
Climate crisis about ‘very life of planet’
US President Joe Biden has told the COP27 climate conference in Egypt that global warming poses an existential threat to the planet and promised the United States would meet its targets for fighting it.
His speech was intended to pump up global ambition to prevent the worst of climate change, even as a slew of other crises – from a land war in Europe to rampant inflation – distract international focus.
“The climate crisis is about human security, economic security, environmental security, national security, and the very life of the planet,” Biden told a crowded room of delegates at the United Nations summit in the seaside resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.
“I can stand here as president of the United States of America and say with confidence, the United States of America will meet our emissions targets by 2030,” he said, outlining steps being taken by the world’s second-biggest greenhouse gas emitter.