Harvey and Irma aren’t natural disasters. They’re climate change disasters.
Original story at Mother Jones• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago
Mother Jones 2 weeks ago
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you’re like me, you can’t stop yourself from watching the weather these days. And if you’re like me, you can’t help but think: Holy shit, it’s here. Back-to-back hurricane catastrophes have plunged the United States into a state of national crisis. We’ve already seen one worst-case scenario in Texas: For the moment, Hurricane Harvey stands as the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. And now there’s Irma, which has wreaked havoc across the entirety of Florida, America’s most vulnerable state. In ...