1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Nominee:
"With every bout with nature's fury caused by our own inaction on climate change, more Americans see and feel the devastation, whether the big cities, small towns on coastlines or in farmlands. It's happening everywhere, and it's happening now."
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Nominee:
"Hurricanes don't swerve to avoid red states or blue states, wildfires don't skip towns that voted a certain way. The impacts of climate change don't pick and choose. That's because it's not a partisan phenomenon. It's science. And our response should be the same, grounded in science."
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Nominee:
"Wildfires are burning the suburbs in the West. Floods are wiping out suburban neighborhoods in the Midwest. Hurricanes are imperiling suburban life along our coast. If we have four more years of Trump's climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires? How many suburban neighborhoods will have been flooded out? How many suburbs will have been blown away in super storms? If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze?"
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Nominee:
"Well, he turns against our allies, I'll bring us back into the Paris agreement. I'll put us back in the business of leading the world on climate change. And I'll challenge every other country to up the ante on their climate commitments."
Joe Biden focused his battle against President Donald Trump on the wildfire-scorched West Coast Monday, declaring the fires and recent extreme weather underscore an urgent need to address climate change.
Biden lashed at Trump, saying “if you give a climate denier four more years in the White House, why would we be surprised that we have more America ablaze?”
The disaster and new national attention on climate change could be creating another difficult moment for a president facing multiple challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic, joblessness and social unrest.
Trump has repeatedly discounted the impact of climate change, walked away from a major international climate agreement and proudly rolled back environmental regulations.
Biden, who gave his climate speech in Delaware on Monday, released a $2 trillion plan in July to boost investment in clean energy and stop all climate-damaging emissions from U.S. power plants by 2035.