Don’t call it climate change. Red states prepare for ‘extreme weather’

Posted on AllSides November 26th, 2021
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants half a billion dollars to protect his state from the ravages of “extreme weather events.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott devoted $1.6 billion toward preparing communities for increasingly devastating hurricanes.

But they still won’t say if they believe in climate change.

Even if conservative politicians can’t stomach the words, they're spending money to combat the fallout hammering their states and cities. Bracing for global warming is the rare climate issue that appeals to both Republicans and Democrats, and 34 states have done some sort of climate-adaptation...

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