Biden calls Colorado’s most destructive wildfire ‘code red’ climate warning By Reuters

Biden calls Colorado's most destructive wildfire 'code red' climate warning By Reuters
Biden calls Colorado's most destructive wildfire 'code red' climate warning © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden receives an economic briefing in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

By Jeff Mason

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden, visiting the scene of Colorado’s most destructive wildfire on record, said on Friday the rare winter blaze marked the latest “code red” reminder of an ominously changing climate he hopes to confront with his renewable energy agenda.

“We can’t ignore the reality that these fires are being supercharged” by global warming, Biden said after touring a neighborhood in the Denver-area town of Louisville reduced to ruins by last week’s devastating Marshall Fire.

Two people were missing and feared dead after the wind-driven, prairie-grass fire incinerated more than 1,000 dwellings on Dec. 30-31, making it the most destructive Colorado…

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