13 Sep '17, 9pm

Of course we should discuss climate change in the wake of Harvey and Irma

Of course we should discuss climate change in the wake of Harvey and Irma

Back when Hurricane Irma was a Category-5 storm pounding Caribbean islands like Barbuda, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt hopped on the phone with CNN . The country was anticipating Irma’s landfall in Florida — which would follow less than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey inundated Houston — and CNN asked Pruitt if it was an appropriate moment to talk about the connection between climate change and hurricanes. “To have any kind of focus on the cause and effect of the storm, versus helping people, or actually facing the effect of the storm, is misplaced,” Pruitt said. “To use time and effort to address it at this point is very, very insensitive to this [sic] people in Florida.” Sure, you can argue that we should focus on the safety of our fellow man — even our Texan social media manager agrees . (Congressional Democrats are apparently on board , to...

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