Joe Biden attributed devastating fires in Colorado to climate change.


Joe Biden attributed devastating fires in Colorado to climate change.

The US president made a tour of the areas affected by the fire during the first days of 2022. More than a thousand houses were razed, and at least one person died due to the accident.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, on Friday linked the fires that in early 2022 caused the death of at least one person and consumed more than a thousand houses in the state of Colorado with climate change.

Biden visited the Louisville community accompanied by the first lady, Jill Biden, and met with some of the more than 35,000 people who were forced from their homes by the flames.

The fires devastated communities between Denver and Boulder, causing $ 513 million in damage. In addition to one fatality, at least one other person is missing.

In Louisville, Biden declared that the fires have been "as devastating" as many of the environmental crises that the country suffered in 2021 and that they have cost 99,000 million dollars.

"We cannot deny the reality that these fires are being superpowered by the change in climate," Biden said.

Last year, Biden traveled across the country several times to visit locations affected by extreme weather events, such as the ice storms in Texas, the fires in California, or floods in New York and New Jersey.

"The situation for our country is code red," added Biden. Indeed, the presidential entourage was received in Louisville by a small group of environmental activists who demonstrated with a sign that read "Code Red."

The US president, who recognized that fires are the most shocking natural disasters for him, added that last year fires in the United States consumed an area equivalent to the entire state of New Jersey.

After visiting Colorado, the Biden couple are scheduled to attend the funeral of former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. He died last week of cancer at age 82 in Las Vegas.

Since the last days of last December, thousands of people had received an evacuation call due to the rapid advance of the forest fires in Colorado in the United States, when the flames quickly devastated the region parched by a historic drought. More than 500 homes were destroyed.

Power towers collapsed by powerful winds ignited small fires that took shape in the arid landscape of Boulder County.

The 20,000 residents of the city of Louisville, along with the 13,000 residents of Superior, received the evacuation call.

The National Meteorological Service affirmed that it is a situation " that is putting lives in danger."