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Democrats: 'Storm of a lifetime' shows cost of Trump's climate rollbacks

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Washington, September 14, 2018 | comments
POLITICO |

Democrats pounded the Trump administration on Friday for ignoring climate change, warning that failing to take action would leave the U.S. at the mercy of more extreme weather events like Hurricane Florence.

Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and Al Gore all ripped the Trump administration for gutting the efforts to curb the burning of fossil fuels and reneging on U.S. promises to work with other nations to combat climate change, even as the price tag for powerful storms grew into the hundreds of billions of dollars.
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Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) tweeted headlines describing four recent dire headlines about hurricanes, including one describing Hurricane Florence as "the storm of a lifetime."

"We are running out of words to convey a truth that is staring us in the face: climate change is real," he wrote.

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