He criticized the state for ‘forest management’, a claim that was debunked and admonished the last time he made it Donald Trump’s latest threat to cut relief funds for California areas hit by deadly wildfires has left state lawmakers and residents baffled. “Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen [sic]” he , correcting the spelling of “forest” from a previous and identically worded tweet that has since been deleted. “Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!”
FEMA funds go to: - Emergency housing - Food/water/first-aid/infant formula/fuel - Disaster Recovery Centers - Debris removal Trump is directly threatening lives and our economy over an ignorant position on forest management that experts & firefighters have told him is wrong
Californians endured the deadliest wildfire in our state’s history last year. We should work together to mitigate these fires by combating climate change, not play politics by threatening to withhold money from survivors of a deadly natural disaster.
Rescuers have recovered six more bodies buried under tonnes of mud from a landslide that crashed onto a village on Java The death toll from a landslide that crashed into a hilly village on Indonesia’s main island of Java has risen to 15 after rescuers found six more bodies buried in the mud on Tuesday. The landslide that plunged down surrounding hills just before sunset on Monday buried 30 houses in Sirnaresmi village in West Java’s Sukabumi district. Sixty people who lost their homes were forced to move to a temporary shelter, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.
Tsunami warning systems are in place around Indonesia, but they are tailored to earthquake tsunamis Just over a week ago, the Indonesian volcano Anak Krakatau blew its top, . Most of this 150m cubic metres of rock is thought to have slid into the sea in one go, generating a tsunami that killed more than 400 people. Tsunami warning systems are in place around Indonesia, but they are tailored to earthquake tsunamis, triggering only if an earthquake and large wave are detected.
As humans slow down for the holidays, so does the environmental damage they inflict – if only briefly So the animals must pay for our dysfunctionality. Japan, swayed by some notion of nationhood, asserts itself by declaring its . Revenge is being wreaked on the of the 1970s and 80s – the bedrock of modern environmentalism – and all those yoghurt-knitting hippies. Killer whales and belugas are kept in “whale jail” in the far east of Russia, as far from prying eyes as possible – ready to be . Highly evolved animals are stolen from the sea and people buy tickets so their family can watch them perform in artificial pools thousands of miles from home.
Every $1 spent on hazard mitigation saves the nation $6 in future disaster costs, yet billions are still spent on recovery efforts How prepared is the United States for the inevitable ? killed 50 and caused $22bn in damages last year; shortly after, killed 36 and left hundreds without homes. The erupted the following month, destroying thousands of structures and leaving 89 dead. As climate change causes tense superstorms and at a higher frequency, things are only likely to .
Fema isn't the cavalry. The roots of vulnerability to disaster are in communities
More than 250,000 people in California are under evacuation orders statewide due to growing wind-whipped fires which have burned over 6,600 homes and led to at least nine fatalities, according to officials.
Vivek Pathak of the International Finance Corporation says it makes "a lot of business sense" to focus on climate-related investment opportunities, which are estimated to be worth $29.4 trillion globally.
Receipt collectors are about to be disappointed. This year marks the first in which the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is in effect. That means many of the tax breaks you claimed on your 2017 return will be off the table for 2018.