September 12, 2017
I was in southeast Florida last weekend and put together this short clip during Hurricane Irma. There were two Cat 5s in the Atlantic coming from the Cape Verde islands after exiting the coast of West Africa. More and more of these are becoming extreme weather events in the 90 degree seas of the Florida straights, and yet our representatives have pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accords and continue to treat the symptoms through disaster relief and not the root cause of the problem.
Although human-made climate change does not cause hurricanes, a warming planet increases the severity of these storms, and scientists largely agree it makes these much worse.
"We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe." - Elon Musk