$290 Billion Price Tag Predicted For Harvey And Irma Damage

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BOSSERT: [.] I will tell you that we continue to take seriously the climate change - not the cause of it, but the things that we observe.

The one-two punch from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could cost the USA economy up to $290 billion, according to a prediction by AccuWeather on Sunday.

Irma was a Category 5 hurricane, the most risky measure by the National Hurricane Center, before being downgraded to Category 4 early on Friday after pummelling islands in the Caribbean.

Harvey set a record for the most rainfall from any single storm in the continental US, and Irma was the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded.

Southwest and American airlines had the most canceled flights Monday, according to FlightAware, with United less affected by Irma than by Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane which swept into Houston off the Texas Gulf Coast two weeks ago.

97% of climate scientists agree: climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.

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Why? Because of the facts, which our national leaders refuse to acknowledge, apparently preferring their alt-facts and lies instead. It was reported that the high number of casualties caused by the storm lead to numerous deceased being buried at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. When he was called on he wanted to know whether the administration would admit that climate change had something to do with the devastation.

"My administration is monitoring the situation around the clock, and we're in constant communications with all of the governors, with the state and local officials", Trump said in a video of the meeting released by the White House. The debate is over. "This is the time that the president and the EPA and whoever makes decisions needs to talk about climate change".

We must start using renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, and not depend on fossil fuels anymore. But what are the bill's chances are in a GOP-dominated Congress?

Price said the main hospital in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands was closed after being damaged by Irma, and critically ill patients were being evacuated to Puerto Rico or other islands.

It is hard to know the exact combined impact of the storms, but industry analysts are predicting that the economic impact will cost hundreds of millions to the USA economy.

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