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: