- Biden’s Warning to UN: Opposition to Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine
- Addressing Global Challenges: Climate Change and Fossil Fuels
- Artificial Intelligence, China, and Responsible Competition
Mr. Biden remarked, “Is the independence of any nation secure if we permit Ukraine to be partitioned? I respectfully suggest that the response is no – we must oppose this brazen aggression today and deter future aggressors.”
He pledged that the United States “will continue to stand with the courageous Ukrainian people. As they defend their independence, territorial integrity, and sovereignty.”
Back in Washington, however, Mr. Biden has been criticized by Republicans who want the U.S. to spend less money on the war effort, with Donald Trump promising to pursue a swift end to the conflict if he is re-elected president in 2024.
“An existential danger”
He stated, “Our future is tied to yours.”
“We see it everywhere: record-breaking heatwaves in the United States and China, devastating wildfires in North America and southern Europe, and the fifth year of drought in the Horn of Africa,” he said.
Mr. Biden also referred to the “tragic, tragic” flooding that has murdered thousands of people in Libya and expressed his heartfelt sympathies for the displaced.
“These photos tell an urgent story of what awaits us if we fail to limit fossil fuel use and climate-proof the Earth,” he added.
In regards to China and artificial intelligence
Mr. Biden also told the UN General Assembly in New York that “artificial intelligence holds enormous potential and enormous danger” and that the world must ensure that these technologies are used as “instruments of opportunity, not instruments of oppression.”
“We are for derisking, not decoupling with China,” he stated. “We will press back against aggression and intimidation and defend road rules. And we are also prepared to collaborate with China in areas where progress depends on our joint endeavors.”