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by Sean Galvin
Cartoon: Trump’s Crisis Strategy

President Trump's strategy to address the deep existential threats facing the world is consistent, to say the least.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, DE. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Kamala Harris Has Been Fighting for Environmental Justice Since 2005

As San Francisco's district attorney, Harris started the city's first environmental just unit fifteen years ago.

In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, a burned vehicle is seen in the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Fire Tornadoes and Inland Hurricanes: Extreme Weather Linked to Pollution Is on the Rise

The arctic is burning, much of Iowa was wiped out by powerful wind storms, and California witnessed wildfires, fire tornadoes, and record-setting heat over the weekend.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden Proposes $2 Trillion Plan to Fight Climate Change and Create Millions of Jobs

“When Donald Trump thinks about climate change, the only word he can muster is ‘hoax.’ When I think about climate change, the word I think of is ‘jobs.’”

President Donald Trump speaking at a campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on August 2, 2018. (Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com)
Climate Change Will Make Pandemics More Likely. Here Are 8 Times Trump Denied It Exists.

Research from Harvard found exposure to air pollution makes it more likely that patients will die from the coronavirus.

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Trump and His EPA Are ‘Using the Coronavirus as Cover’ to Gut Rules Against Climate Change

Environmental experts say these actions represent nothing less than a generous handout to polluters at the expense of regular Americans, particularly communities of color and children.