Biden vows to slash US emissions by half to meet ‘existential crisis of our time’

Biden vows to slash US emissions by half to meet ‘existential crisis of our time’

US president tells virtual climate summit that ‘time is short’ to address dangerous global heating in a break from Trump era

Joe Biden has called upon the world to confront the climate crisis and “overcome the existential crisis of our time”, as he unveiled an ambitious new pledge to slash US planet-heating emissions in half by the end of the decade.

Addressing a virtual gathering of more than 40 world leaders in an Earth Day climate summit on Thursday, Biden warned that “time is short” to address dangerous global heating and urged other countries to do more.

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