Trump Administration will Waste Billions by Disregarding Science in Hurricane Recovery

15 Sep 2017   Climate

The Trump administration is consciously choosing to reject climate science in its plan to rebuild from superstorms Harvey and Irma. And that means their reconstruction of Houston and Florida will squander billions of taxpayer dollars and put Americans who rebuild at risk in the future. In stunning remarks during Monday’s White House press briefing , Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert told reporters that the administration does not take seriously the “cause” of climate change. “I will tell you that we continue to take seriously the climate change — not the cause of it, but the things that we observe,” Bossert said. “And so there’s rising flood waters — I think one inch every 10 years in Tampa — things that would require prudent mitigation measures.” But the problem is that if you don’t take seriously the cause — human activity and carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels — then […]

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