The U.S. saw a horrific hurricane season, unprecedented wildfires, and a powerful derecho this year alone. A record-breaking 16 climate disasters caused at least $US1 ($1) billion in damage each. And yet the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency is pursuing a plan that would cut disaster aid to certain states.
Last week, I kindly asked then-Tropical Storm Eta to go away because it was clearly drunk. It did not listen.
Hurricane Delta tore through southern Louisiana late Friday evening, leaving hundreds of thousands without power in a state still reeling from the last powerful windstorm that hit the region just six weeks ago.