‘It’s not a Democrat or a Republican thing’: Biden emphasizes need to address climate crisis – live

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“Everyone in northern California knows the time of the year when you can’t go outside, when the air will be filled with smoke and the sky will turn an apocalyptic shade of orange,” Joe Biden said, speaking after the state’s governor.

“These fires are a blinking code red for our nation. We know what we have to do and it starts with our firefighters putting their lives on the line in rugged and dangerous conditions,” the president said, referring to his administration’s efforts to raise firefighter pay.

Happening Now: President Biden delivers remarks on the Administration’s response to recent wildfires, and how we can strengthen our resilience to climate change and extreme weather. https://t.co/058UdtUvQf

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Study finds meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases from food production

The global production of food is responsible for a third of all planet-heating gases emitted by human activity, with the use of animals for meat causing twice the pollution of producing plant-based foods, a major new study has found.

Related: Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases from food production, study finds

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