Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm hinted that climate change could be the cause of last week’s collapse in residential buildings in Surfside, Florida.
Granholm was asked if climate change may have played a role in the building’s collapse during a CNN interview on Tuesday.
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“Obviously we don’t know all of them. But we know that the sea is rising We know we are losing many inches of beach. Not just in Florida but all around,” Granholm said. “Michigan where I come from we have seen beach losses because of high tide, so this is a phenomenon that will continue.”
Granholm used a collapsed building. That left at least 11 people dead and 150 others unknown. to push for President Biden’s infrastructure package.
“We’ll have to wait and see what the analysis is for this building. But the issue is about flexibility. and making sure we adapt to this changing climate. That means dams have to be built. The sea wall needs to be built. infrastructure It needs to be built,” she said.
“There are many investments we need to protect ourselves from climate change. “We hope these infrastructure bills together will be a big step forward and put America in the lead again.”
Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Surfside on Thursday to visit the families of the victims of the collapsed Miami condominium. the white house said
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Biden offered federal assistance and extended his concerns to the community as people “Mourning the loss of their loved ones and waiting anxiously as search and rescue efforts continue,” he said in a tweet.
“They want to thank the brave rescuers. search and rescue team and all those who work hard all the time and meet families who are forced to endure the horrible tragedy that awaits with the excruciating and heartbreaking words of their loved ones,” White House spokesman Jane Sasaki said.
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working slowly The scrutiny of the collapsed building was extended for a sixth day on Tuesday.
Two more bodies were found Monday. As a result, the number of confirmed deaths has risen to 11, resulting in 150 deaths yet to be found in the Surfside community. No one was found alive hours after Thursday’s meltdown.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.