Biden In Florida
After viewing the destruction Hurricane Ian wreaked in Florida from a helicopter, Joe Biden called for action to address the climate problem.
The US president shook hands and allegedly presented a united front with Ron DeSantis, the right-wing Florida governor rumored to be a prospective rival in the 2024 election while visiting Fort Myers, which sustained the majority of the damage.
However, DeSantis avoided the term and dismissed such worries as “leftwing crap” in the past, whereas Biden did make a direct remark about climate change’s effects on America.
The President stated that “more flames have burned in the west and south-west, burning everything to the ground, taking up as much territory as that, as in the entire state of New Jersey. The reservoirs out here in the west are almost completely empty.” Right now, the Colorado River resembles a stream more than a river.
There are many things going on, but the debate over whether or not there is climate change and whether action should happen to address it is now over.
DeSantis shifted his feet a little and blinked, but his face remained expressionless behind the president’s left shoulder.
The Hurricane Damage
Nearly 400,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in Florida after the hurricane slammed into the state with gusts of 150 mph (240 km/h) and a brutal storm surge.
Over 84 people confirmed dead, but the unofficial death toll is above 100 and continuing to rise.
Citizens, proprietors of small businesses, and representatives spoke with Biden of the disaster relief industry in Fort Myers, a region that winds destroyed and rising tides. Inland, far from their customary Huge yachts, moorings, and other boats have got torn apart and left capsized in the middle of a scene
You don’t need to have a lot of imagination to grasp that everything destroyed by this historic, colossal, and unbelievable storm, referring to what’s left of Fisherman’s Wharf . It’s going to take a long time, not just a few weeks or months, but years, for Florida to fully recover and rebuild, so you’ve got to start over from scratch and migrate once more.
Written By Lance Santoyo
AP News: Biden to storm-ravaged Florida: ‘We’re not going to leave’
The Guardian: Hurricane Ian ‘ends discussion’ on climate crisis, Biden says on Florida visit
Welsh 2: Biden says it will be years before Florida recovers from Hurricane Ian devastation
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