This is awesome

Great Miami River (flood stage)
If you want climate change preparedness money, you have to admit there’s such a thing as climate change! Can’t wait to hear what Fox News does with this one:

In an elegant reply to politicians who aren’t scientists but don’t mind ignoring experts who are, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has come up with a simple solution: States whose governors decide there’s no need to plan for the consequences of a changing climate will no longer qualify for federal grants for emergency preparedness. For climate deniers like Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, Florida’s Rick Scott, or Texas’s Greg Abbott, it’s a pretty clear opportunity for them to put their coastlines and their populations where their mouths are. Governors who refuse to consider climate in their states’ hazard mitigation plans could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA money.

The new policy would only apply to grants aimed at disaster preparedness — funding for FEMA assistance following natural disasters would not be affected.

“If a state has a climate denier governor that doesn’t want to accept a plan, that would risk mitigation work not getting done because of politics,” said Becky Hammer, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s water program. “The governor would be increasing the risk to citizens in that state” because of his climate beliefs.

3 thoughts on “This is awesome

  1. This is wonderful news. Dems should also refuse to authorize emergency funding for disasters in those states “unless it’s paid for” with cuts to military spending.

    Hey I assume that’s a boat on stilts in the picture – but is it a boat on stilts? lol

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