Biden warns of ‘existential’ climate threat at Glasgow summit

President Biden on Monday made the case for immediate and aggressive collective action to ward off the “existential threat” of climate change, telling world leaders that the next decade will be decisive in the fight against the impacts of global warming.

In prepared remarks at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Biden argued that the globe is at an “inflection point” in the fight against climate change and countries have only a “brief window” to act.

“There’s no more time to hang back or sit on the fence or argue amongst ourselves,” Biden said. “This is the challenge of our collective lifetimes. The existential threat to human existence as we know it.”