“Mother Earth is angry,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during an appearance on MSNBC. “She’s telling us — whether she’s telling us with hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, fires in the West, whatever it is … that the climate crisis is real and has an impact.”
“Sixteen people have died in Washington, Oregon, and California, including a firefighter and 1-year-old baby,” said Pelosi.
On Thursday, Pelosi committed to making climate change a prominent legislative priority if Joe Biden wins the White House.
“It’s a terrible moment for us in California. … Wildfire ash is blanketing all of the areas beyond where the fire is, in the Bay Area, turning the skies to orange,” Pelosi said. “It’s dark; it’s dark there. It’s morning and they’re waiting for the sun to come up and it’s dark all day. They need … to drive with their headlights on.”
“The climate crisis was my flagship issue,” Pelosi said of that time. “President Bush was president [and] together we passed the most significant energy bill in the history of our country – the equivalent of taking millions of cars off the road.”
“Preserving the planet for future generations is the challenge to this generation. We’re late. America is not a leader in this [with] the Republican presidents,” Pelosi said.
“Mother Earth is angry,” Speaker Pelosi says, discussing wildfires burning in California. “She’s telling us with hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, fires in the West, whatever it is…the climate crisis is real and has an impact.” pic.twitter.com/ulY4Vwh7AC— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 11, 2020