Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Trump continues to deny climate change needs attention, even as hurricanes and wildfires mount in unprecedented fashion
Trump’s minions still race to play to Trump’s base of relative deprivation, as the EPA announces it will repeal some of Obama’s clean power regs, Fox story here.
The government says it is getting away from picking winners and losers. The effects seem to be more on loosening up underground mining than mountaintop removal.
But Trump is taking this action in an autumn which seems like the worst ever in terms of disasters. Three major hurricanes, each unprecedented in some way; and unprecedented wildfire catastrophe in the Santa Rosa CA area (near the Russian River, which I visited in 1995), with possibly unprecedented loss of homes.
Wikipedia attribution link for p.d. picture of Zaca fire in 2007