EPA scientists call out climate change in disaster preparation doc

Credit: Texas National Guard

We’re getting whiplash from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s changing positions on climate change. First, the agency publicly downplays the crisis and rolls back critical climate protections one right after another. And now, the agency’s Office of Land and Emergency Management has released a document issuing guidance to prepare for more extreme weather events—clearly stating that climate change is making things worse. The discrepancy highlights the growing tension between longtime EPA staffers (and the scientific community at large) and Trump administration appointees. We’re siding with the scientists (of course).

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