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Bolstering Calls for Climate Action, 'Mutant Sloth' Hurricane Sally Leaves Major Mess for Gulf Coast

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/17/bolstering-calls-climate-action-mutant-sloth-hurricane-sally-leaves-major-mess-gulf

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“The planet, it’s screaming to us,” Mora added. “When are we going to start listening?”

Probably not until it is too late! And climate devastation world wide, makes covid-19 look like childs play.

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Donald Trump blamed the Democratic governors of Florida and Alabama for not raking the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, like they do in Finland.

He went on to blame Mexico for having such a big Gulf.

After that, he drew on a map with a sharpie to illustrate how Sally had actually missed the US entirely because of his deep understanding of science.

Seems to me that she is describing our “leaders” in Tweetle-Dumb’s administration . . .

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I doubt any industry profits more from the Trump administration’s loosening of environmental protections than the U.S. fossil fuel industry, which contributes to global warming, stronger hurricanes and a drier, more fire-susceptible climate. With the unprecedented burning of west coast forestry and off-the-chart poor-air advisories, I wonder how many fossil fuel industry CEOs and/or their young families may also be caught in harm’s way. Assuming the CEOs are not sufficiently foolish to believe their descendants will somehow always evade the health repercussions related to their industry’s environmentally reckless decisions, I wonder whether the profit objective of a CEO’s job-description nature is somehow irresistible to him or her? I can recall the allegorical fox stung by the instinct-abiding scorpion while ferrying it across the river, leaving both to drown.