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Biden unveils extreme heat plan – but doesn’t declare climate emergency

By Oliver Milman and David Smith

20 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Across the globe, we are witnessing the hottest temperatures ever recorded. The Guardian reports on Biden's extreme heat plan alongside the fact he did not declare a state of climate emergency.

Facing the disintegration of his climate agenda as ferocious heatwaves hit large parts of the world, Joe Biden has unveiled a new plan to push billions of dollars to US cities and states to help them cope better with extreme heat.

The president stopped short, however, of declaring a climate emergency.

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