February 23, 2017 by John Crapper
It might feel good in February in large parts of the country but it’s really a worrisome trend. Just check out the latest.
Meteorologists expect to see dozens of heat records broken this week, as an extended stretch of uncommonly warm weather continues across much of the United States.
Also this week, Scott Pruitt took the helm at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt, who has deep ties to the fossil fuel industry, has described climate science as a “religious belief” and said he expects to scrap the Clean Power Plan, an EPA initiative to limit carbon pollution from power plants.
And around the country:
- 21 people died in an outbreak of tornadoes in the South,
- 16 in Georgia
- Seven tornadoes ripped through the New Orleans region
- Two people died in a fierce Northeast blizzard a day after 60-degree weather
- Wildfires fed by 99-degree weather swept across Oklahoma
188,000 people were evacuated downstream of the Oroville Dam in northern California
- Five people died in torrential rains in southern California
Meanwhile the nation’s news outlets are focused on every word and move Trump makes.