FlightAware reported 12,678 delayed flights and 4,461 canceled flights across the U.S.as of early Monday afternoon, with Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International accounting for the bulk of storm-related cancellations. It had previously been forecast to hug Florida's Atlantic coast, and a week before was projected to take a more northerly track that could have missed the state entirely.
The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump has not altered his views on climate change, despite scientists' warnings that Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which recently ravaged portions of the United States, are evidence the warming global climate is making extreme weather worse.
Denying climate change puts people in harm's way. Irma is the strongest Atlantic storm on record, and the two are the only pair of Atlantic hurricanes to record wind speeds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time.
"This is the time to talk about climate change", Regalado said in a Friday article in The Miami Herald. A few years ago, I contributed to a report for the Risky Business Project, a bipartisan group set up to assess economic impacts of climate change. This is the first time in the history of record keeping that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have struck the USA mainland in the same year. "This is truly, truly poster child for what is to come".
Past year a Christian Aid report showed that Miami tops the list of most vulnerable cities to climate change induced coastal flooding.
Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas on August 25, becoming the first major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
Myers said economic costs include business disruptions, damage to personal property and a rise in gasoline and heating oil prices.
'We have to understand that the climate may be changing and we can take common sense measures which will not harm the American people, ' McCain argued.
"I think the Congress will act quickly to make sure we have the emergency funding that we need to go forward", he said. We got [Hurricane] Jose in the back and we got Katia.