Over the years, we have witnessed out fair share of disasters – both natural and man-made. These disasters have taken lives and displaced many, even leaving them scarred for life. While the country tries its best to respond as efficiently and effectively possible when disaster strikes, other factors can get in the way of public service.
Although politics should be far from everyone’s mind when talking about disaster preparedness, we can’t ignore the fact that it plays a major role in the creation of helpful policies and in ensuring that these agencies and services get the funding they need.
The executive order on climate change President Donald Trump announced Tuesday afternoon is an explicit attack on President Barack Obama’s efforts to fight climate change.
But it also implicitly denies we’re at risk from climate change in the first place.
As Bloomberg reports, the order — which you can read here — rolls back Obama’s executive orders and guidances that the government consider the costs of climate change–related disasters in planning and policymaking.
This is backward. If climate change
Since assuming office, President Trump’s presidency proved to be as colorful as his personality. The policies he has signed regarding the repeal of the current health care law and economic policies involving free trade and international relations are just as controversial as his immigration reforms and the much talked about travel ban. Then just recently, Homeland Security issued an electronics ban on certain U.S.-bound flights originating from specific Middle East countries.
It seems as if the President is just warming up and we can expect more from him in the coming days. He just threatened to go after some Congressmen who weren’t particularly helpful in the Obamacare repeal, how classy of him.
Two more positions in the Trump cabinet have recently been filled and like nearly every Trump cabinet pick, these appointments are not without controversy — particularly from those in the environmental community.
Former Montana congressman Ryan Zinke is now secretary of the interior and former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt now heads the Environmental Protection Agency.
As secretary of the interior, Zinke is charged with both the management