America's climate idiocy

It's hard to describe the scale of the staggering irresponsibility here

A flag flies above the wreckage left behind from the California wildfire.
(Image credit: REUTERS/Noah Berger)

It's been another month of climate disasters. Puerto Rico remains in ruins, three weeks after being hit by the worst hurricane since 1928. Forty people and counting have died in the most deadly series of wildfires in California history — which is especially unusual for the northern part of the state. And on Monday, Ireland, of all places, was thrashed by a severe tropical storm.

Against that backdrop, the American government isn't just failing to address the most immediate problems arising from its domestic disasters, it's actually taking steps to make things worse.

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