The President of the United States, Joe Biden, on Wednesday (27) presented a plan to combat climate change on the planet.
Americans are already feeling the climate crisis. Wildfires on the West Coast are increasingly devastating.
On the east coast, storms have become more frequent and stronger. President Joe Biden said that today is Climate Day at the White House.
President Joe Biden has signed a series of decrees making the environment an issue of national security – which should be a priority in all government departments.
Climate should also be taken into account in US foreign policy negotiations and as a tool for the recovery of the economy.
Special Climate Representative John Carey said that “as it stands, it would be more expensive not to fight climate change”.
A letter signed by dozens of activists, politicians and presidents of large companies called Biden “the president of the climate that will guide humanity from afar”.
The text states: “Climate change presents incredible challenges, but also innovation, job creation, new business and investment opportunities”.
The Amazon forest is mentioned in a decree. The document states that the US government should develop a plan to protect the Amazon and other ecosystems that help absorb polluting gases. Biden summoned world leaders to an April climate conference in the United States
During the campaign, Biden also spoke of creating a $ 20 billion fund to preserve the forest, and said that if Brazil did not deforest it would suffer the consequences.
In the largest ever survey on climate change, the United Nations listened to half a million people in fifty countries and concluded that two-thirds of respondents believed they represented a global emergency.