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Hundreds of giant sequoia trees were killed in the Castle Fire in California, according to experts. Despite being naturally resistant to fire, sequoias, the world’s most massive trees, the intensity of recent wildfires has done more damage than the trees can handle.
Why This Matters: The fiery death of these trees is a canary in a coal mine.
Why This Matters: As President Trump bleeds money from the military to build the border wall (which fortunately a federal court just put on hold), climate change — a real emergency for the military — goes unaddressed.
Why This Matters: We have been writing for months about the growing political importance of climate change and environment — both of which are noticeably worse, much to the dismay of the key voting block — suburban women.
Why This Matters: Big companies can recover from extreme weather events, but small businesses with slim profit margins will struggle to stay afloat. Red states along the Gulf of Mexico may be ground zero of this phenomenon, along with California. Helping small businesses recover is another climate impact we will need to deal with in the years to come given the increase in the frequency of extreme weather events.
By Stephen H. Hagerty, Mayor of Evanston, Illinois Our nation is facing a heightened risk from natural and man-made disasters. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, active shooters. We see it practically every time we turn on the television, pick up a newspaper, or glance at social media. Due to a changing climate, so-called 100-year flooding […]
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