At a Democratic National Committee reception in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Biden urged attendees to take climate change more seriously.
This followed a fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe, California, where he unintentionally divulged information about former President Jimmy Carter’s health.
To a crowd of around 60 people, Biden mentioned the Colorado River drying up and compared climate change to nuclear war as a significant threat facing the country.
He emphasized the importance of keeping global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius to prevent catastrophic consequences.
Biden also touched on other topics, such as the potential success of Eastern Oregon counties to Idaho and the ongoing budget negotiations with congressional Republicans.
He shared his interactions with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and accused Republicans of threatening not to pay the nation’s debts unless he complied with their budget demands.
The president promoted his Inflation Reduction Act and its potential impact on Medicare costs and drug prices. However, some remain skeptical of his ability to deliver on these promises.