From the NY Times: Trump Ignores Climate Change. That’s Very Bad for Disaster Planners.
In Washington, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is leading recovery efforts that could cost taxpayers more than $50 billion after devastating storms hit Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. At the same time, the agency is wrestling with an even harder problem: how to help communities prepare for future flooding disasters that could be far more severe than anything seen this year.
Complicating that task is the fact that the Trump administration has largely been hostile to discussions of global warming.
As a taxpayer, I hate to see $50B dollars of federal money spent while ignoring a major factor in the recovery planning. Climate change is the elephant in the room…..