In Vietnam, U.S. President Biden warned reporters that those who deny climate change are actually “lying, dog-faced pony soldiers” and that the only thing worse than nuclear war is an increase in global temperatures.
Global warming exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius within the next 20 to 10 years is the single existential threat mankind has that is even more terrifying than a nuclear war, according to Biden, who made this statement this past weekend when speaking at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi.
“We’re—that would be a big problem,” he said. “There is no way to go back after that.”
“In the meanwhile,” the president said, “there are a lot of things we can do. The pipeline and railroad that we are discussing, for instance, will have a hydrogen pipeline running through it. It would connect India to the Middle East, then to Europe via the Mediterranean and the entire continent.”
WHO’S IN CHARGE? In the middle of a long response, Biden’s staff members interrupted the press conference.
“This will decrease the amount of carbon in the air by a lot, but it takes a lot of money to build. The world will say that it’s in our best interest—our collective best interest—to do it,” he said.
“Did you ever expect you would be at a G20 meeting where everyone was talking about global warming? It’s no joke. Did that ever cross your mind?” He asked as a joke.
Continuing, Biden cited a scene from a John Wayne film in which an Indian scout calls a Union soldier “a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.”
He said, “Well, there is definitely a great deal of dog-faced, lying pony soldiers that are out there concerning global warming, but that’s not the case anymore. Suddenly, they all see that it’s a problem. And seeing the light is like nothing else.”