And rainwater so overwhelmed
Climate change is coming to your bathroom, and it doesn't smell so good.
Eta was the 29th named storm of the year.
While it isn't clear that climate change is responsible for increasing the number of hurricanes, scientists are certain that it's changing tropical storms' behavior: Warmer water is fueling them to be more powerful. It's increasing the amount of water vapor the atmosphere can hold, producing more rain.
We're Ground Zero
This isn't news to
Of all the damage that
Placing agencies like the
Trump reversed almost 100 rules and regulations that had been reducing pollution to our air, water and atmosphere. With perverse relish, he pulled
Thanks to the increasing use of natural gas,
But America's withdrawal from leadership is making it harder for the world's nations to pressure the Chinese to improve.
Much can be repaired. But not greenhouse pollution. Heat-trapping gases remain in the atmosphere for decades.
Biden says we can have both. Emerging green industries, such as in solar power and electric cars, can add and sustain millions of new jobs. Biden's goal -- zero net emissions by 2050 -- may be too slow a schedule, but it's a start in the right direction. And at this point, aiming in the right direction is no small thing.
Reverse executive orders
Right away, Biden can sign executive orders to undo dozens of executive orders that Trump signed to erase the environmental achievements of
Of course, Biden could do much more if he had a
If the two
This would mean a new day for
But the latter office has been largely dormant since the first appointee left months ago, and there is scant evidence the former has had any impact on addressing threats like sea-level rise.
With Biden assuming the presidency, there now exists the chance of real progress.
All eyes on
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