Hurricane Irma Linked to Climate Change? For Some, a Very ‘Insensitive’ Question

12 Sep 2017   Climate

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, says it is insensitive to discuss climate change in the midst of deadly storms . Tomás Regalado , the Republican mayor of Miami whose citizens raced to evacuate before Hurricane Irma, says if not now, when? “This is the time to talk about climate change. This is the time that the president and the E.P.A. and whoever makes decisions needs to talk about climate change,” Mr. Regalado told the Miami Herald . “If this isn’t climate change, I don’t know what is. This is a truly, truly poster child for what is to come.” For scientists, drawing links between warming global temperatures and the ferocity of hurricanes is about as controversial as talking about geology after an earthquake. But in Washington, where science is […]

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