Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The problem with climate change denying in the wake of devastating hurricanes.

Courtesy of the Guardian: 

As the US comes to terms with its second major weather disaster within a month, an important question is whether the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma will convince Donald Trump and his administration of the reality of climate change. 

The president’s luxurious Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida may escape Irma’s wrath, but with the deaths of so many Americans, and billions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses, the costs of climate change denial are beginning to pile up at the door of the White House. 

Just days before Harvey formed in the Atlantic last month, Trump signed an executive order to overturn a policy, introduced by his predecessor Barack Obama, to help American communities and businesses become more resilient against the risks of flooding, which are rising because of climate change. 

But the merciless assault on the US mainland by Harvey and Irma should be forcing the president to recognise the consequences of his arrogance and complacency in dismissing the research and analysis carried out by scientists. 

The flooded streets of Houston and the wind-ravaged homes of south Florida bear the unmistakable fingerprint of extreme weather made worse by manmade greenhouse gas emissions.

I don't have a lot of confidence that Trump will suddenly see the light,  especially while the head of his EPA is suggesting that talking about climate change is "insensitive" to the victims of the storms, however it should instruct voters that they need to prioritize candidates who understand and respect science to offset the shitgibbon wiping poop all over the country's environmental protections.


  1. Anonymous3:22 AM

    What a nation of wusses we've become when talk of climate change is considered insensitive. Ignore it and it will go away? FAT CHANCE.

  2. Anonymous4:08 AM

    Feigned ignorance is just lying.

  3. Anonymous5:58 AM

    The globe shifts and changes naturally along with man made toxic pollution, fracking, exhaust coal oil, chemicals, bio waste, causing climate change, polluting air water soil food. The island of plastic garbage floating in the ocean does not help. All the disposable crap from china, all the batteries and electronics to hack our life does not help. Garbage. And then the politicians, lobbyist and corporations that deny it. Yep time for REAL change of climate. dump trump and the rubbage that cause it.

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  5. Anonymous9:06 AM

    In my native community, I grew up with a very racist comment about white people. That they would sell their grandma for a few dollars.
    I don't think people are going to change. I think if they do, it will slow change. Too late change. Day late and dollar short.
    But this whole global climate change issue and its' flooding reminds me of a scene in the movie Alien where the black guy kept saying "why don't they freeze it?" about the alien when it was freezeable. I say, "why don't they get boats?"

  6. Anonymous9:13 AM

    Miami Mayor To Donald Trump: It’s Time To Talk About Climate Change. As Hurricane Irma forces millions to evacuate, Mayor Tomás Regalado says: “If this isn’t climate change, I don’t know what is.”


    Trump is not about to pivot, he is Donald and he is set on his belief.

    And he’s not alone. The topic was barely discussed on the Sunday Shows even as Irma neared Florida.

  7. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Too late world. Greedy people win. My only regret are the animals that are dying. I give a fig if us humans wash up on shorelines. We caused it. Animals are the innocents.


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