CLIMATE CHANGE/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We need a President who respects science, who understands that the damage from climate change is already here. And unless we take urgent action, it will soon be more catastrophic. A President who recognizes, understands, and cares that Americans are dying, which makes President Trump’s climate denialism, his disdain for science and facts, all the more unconscionable. Once again, he fails the most basic duty to a nation. He fails to protect us from the pandemic, from an economic free fall, from racial unrest, from the ravages of climate change. It’s clear that we’re not safe in Donald Trump’s America.”

-Joe Biden, “Joe Biden Remarks on Climate Change and the California Wildfires,” c-span.com, Sep. 14, 2020