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Yes, climate change made Harvey and Irma worse - CNN

(CNN) The right time to talk climate change is now. It might seem premature when people in the Caribbean, Florida and Texas are still mucking out their flooded homes. And no, changes in our planet's atmosphere did not cause Hurricanes Harvey or Irma.and more »

Pleas for Help at Florida Nursing Home Where Heat Took Lives - New York Times

The Florida nursing home where eight residents died on Wednesday after the building lost air-conditioning said Friday that it had repeatedly called the local power company and had been assured that help was on the way. The nursing home, according to ...and more »

Hurricane Irma: Three-quarters of one Florida county still without power - CNN

Sebring, Florida (CNN) In Highlands County, Florida, where the power went out for almost everyone, the days after Hurricane Irma are full of anguish. "It's just hot. I mean it's been miserable for everyone," resident Adam Keene said. For the fourth ...and more »

Florida governor remains unsure about climate change after Hurricane Irma - Politico

MIAMI — Gov. Rick Scott is again weathering criticism over global warming in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and won't say if he believes man-made climate change is real. “Clearly our environment changes all the time, and whether that's cycles we're going ...and more »

The Angels of Irma - TIME

A hurricane is a monster with two orders of magnitude. It is a weapon of mass destruction–an atmospheric daisy cutter that descends on a region and claws away whole cities at a time. And it's a precision-targeted weapon too–a disturbance that begins in ...and more »

Why utilities don't move power lines out of hurricanes' way - Vox

Millions of Floridians are ready to get on with their recovery from Hurricane Irma, which roared through the state earlier this week, pummeling homes and flooding streets. But for the moment, many are stuck anxiously waiting in the sweltering heat for ...and more »

Eight Dead From Sweltering Nursing Home as Florida Struggles After Irma - New York Times

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The first patient was rushed into the emergency room of Memorial Regional Hospital around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, escaping a nursing home that had lost air-conditioning in the muggy days after Hurricane Irma splintered power lines ...and more »

Trump says 'we've had bigger storms' when asked about Harvey, Irma and climate change - Washington Post

The back-to-back landfalls of two harrowing storms in Texas and in Florida have reignited both the scientific debate over the link between hurricanes and global warming and the U.S. political debate over what, if anything, to do to address climate change.and more »

In Florida, Trump rights the ship on the Empathy Thing - Washington Post

For the second time in two weeks, President Trump visited a state rocked by a hurricane. And after drawing criticism for his lack of empathy the first time around in Texas, Trump set about avoiding that narrative in Florida. And he did it well. This is ...and more »

Trump Hands Out Hoagies and Reassurances in Storm-Battered Florida - New York Times

NAPLES, Fla. — President Trump traveled to Florida on Thursday to take part in what has quickly become a familiar tableau for him: the windbreaker-clad commander in chief, surveying hurricane devastation, bucking up local officials, and alighting from ...and more »