Former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver an address from Delaware on Monday connecting climate change to worsening wildfires on the West Coast, a spokesman for Biden said Sunday.
The Democratic presidential nominee will “discuss how extreme weather events are both caused by & underscore the urgent need to tackle the climate crisis,” spokesman Matt Hill Tweeted. Biden’s comments come shortly after former President Barack Obama and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer called the fires an example of how climate change can impact communities. (RELATED: Wildfires Will Become Worse Thanks To Decades-Old Liberal Policies, Says Fire Expert Who Predicted Uptick In Blazes)
“The science is clear, and deadly signs like these are unmistakable — climate change poses an imminent, existential threat to our way of life,” Biden said in a statement Saturday, according to The Hill. “President Trump can try to deny that reality, but the facts are undeniable.”
Wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington, have killed 28 people since August, CNN reported. More than half-a-million people have evacuated Oregon.
More than 4.5 million acres have been burned