Amid a series of record hurricanes the head of the EPA, Republican Scott Pruitt, said, “"Here's the issue. To have any kind of focus on the cause and effect of the storm; versus helping people, or actually facing the effect of the storm, is misplaced."
He has been telling his staff to remove information about climate change from its documents.
Logic says the time to investigate problems is immediately after they occur. That is why, for example, when a plane crashes, the FAA sends teams to the scene immediately.
Studies of media coverage of these hurricanes found very little mention of climate change, though it was sometimes possible to read between the lines. When, for example, the talking heads said warmer water intensified storms.
There was one source of attention focused on what mankind is doing to the home planet. And it was not the first time Pope Francis has spoken.
But this time he spoke as lives were lost and homes destroyed.
The Independent said:
The Pope spoke out as Hurricane Irma has brought strong winds, torrential rains and left millions without power in Florida.
"You can see the effects of climate change and scientists have clearly said what path we have to follow.
“All of us have a responsibility, all of us, small or large, a moral responsibility.
"We have to take it seriously. We can't joke about it. “
The Pope said: “If someone is doubtful that this is true, they should ask scientists. They are very clear. These are not opinions made on the fly. They are very clear. Then each person can decide and history will judge the decisions.”
There was no doubt U.S. President Trump was one of his target for pulling out of the Paris climate accords.