Hurricanes have a way of grabbing American attention, but usually only for a few weeks (Superstorm Sandy? When?), which makes it awfully hard to get Americans to pay attention to bigger, longer-term risks such as those posed by climate change.
Nonetheless, many people have written about the recent hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) in the context of climate change and the need to adapt. Here are a few articles of interest:
- Fake news and Harvey
- How Texans explain the politics of the hurricane
- Blame [American] society for the damage
- Will Houston rebuild to face the new reality of climate change?
- How federal policies worsen river floods