Will Harvey And Irma Affect Attitudes On Climate? Probably Not

Hurricane Irma exposes Trump over climate change says Christian Aid

Just 16 days apart, Harvey and Irma mark the first time two Atlantic Category 4 hurricanes have made USA landfall within the same year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

When Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert was asked, as he preceded Huckabee Sanders in the briefing, he wouldn't talk about climate change's cause. Are these storms giving this administration some pause when it comes to the issue of climate change and homeland security?

The US President has long said climate change is a hoax, and recently pulled the US out of an worldwide agreement made in Paris to combat it.

Price said the main hospital in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands was closed after being damaged by Irma, and critically ill patients were being evacuated to Puerto Rico or other islands.

For crying out loud, this is what environmental activists have been saying for years. This is the first time in the history of record keeping that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have struck the USA mainland in the same year and that too within two weeks of each other.

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"As Delta meteorologists continue to track Hurricane Irma, strong winds and extended rain are expected in Atlanta starting Monday", the carrier said in a statement. And I thank the scientists for their forecasts on this particular one.

Harvey and Irma have hit U.S. soil within a timespan of two weeks: one is a superstorm whose torrential rainfall forced the National Weather Service to add two new colors to its maps, another is the hurricane said to be one of the strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic.

The trend analysis has been going on for several decades. The storm killed at least 119 people and prompted one of the largest evacuations due to a natural disaster in USA history - more than 3 million residents were evacuated from Texas and Louisiana.

Preliminary estimates of the storm's damage are just starting to come in, and it's already clear the economic toll will be significant. Bernie Sanders, who wrote on Facebook last week that "we have a president, an EPA chief, and a major political party who refuse to acknowledge the threat of climate change, even as we see storms this year reaching unprecedented levels of destruction".

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