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When it comes to solving problems, elected officials are inclined to support solutions that allow people to keep behaving as they always have, but with less damage. That's how it has been with America's response to weather-related disasters. It's a response that won't work anymore.
Whether or not we are ready to conclude that today's extreme weather events are linked to global climate change, it would be utterly irresponsible for us to ignore the possibility.