Former Vice President Joe Biden warned on Monday that America would face more environmental devastation in Donald Trump is re-elected.

Biden noted that “climate denial may not have caused these fires and record floods and record hurricanes, but if he gets a second term, these hellish events will continue to become more common, more devastating and more deadly.”

Donald Trump has made wild and unsubstantiated claims in recent weeks that Democrats will destroy suburbs. The Washington Post writes, “In his remarks Monday, Biden turned that message on his head, arguing that the suburbs are at greater risk from the environmental damage that would accompany a second Trump term.”

Democratic governors in western states have criticized the Trump administration for its lack of response to the rapidly unfolding crisis in their states. Biden is now echoing their concerns saying environmental disaster should not be a partisan issue.