Biden vows to double aid on climate change, one of the key issues facing leaders

The New York Times

Climate action dominated the diplomatic showdown at the United Nations General Assembly session this week.

…“It’s good to see President Biden is upping the amount that the U.S. is contributing,” Mohamed Adow, the director of Power Shift Africa, said in a statement. “However, the U.S. is still woefully short of what it owes.”

“As the world’s major historic and current polluter, the U.S. is responsible for the climate crisis, which is destroying lives and livelihoods around the world.”

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