2017 is a record-breaker — and not in a good way

Addressing climate change is not a partisan issue, nor should it be. But, sadly, the Trump administration’s wholesale attack on efforts to address climate change — its causes and its impacts — comes as no surprise. We have a President who has called climate change a “hoax” and mouthpieces who called the environmental movement “the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world.”
The Trump administration acts as if it believes that its climate denialism will keep people happily ignorant about the threats we face in a changing world. As horrifying and infuriating as that is, it also has serious consequences for all Americans. In 2017, the people of Houston, Miami, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, Napa, California, and many other communities across America have all tasted the suffering that climate change impacts are predicted to bring.
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