John Abraham: As America is battered by climate-intensified weather disasters, Republican politicians are trying to slash climate research fundingThe United States is great in many respects. But we certainly arent perfect; weve made some pretty silly choices. One of the dumb choices politicians in the United States want to make
Journalists from US and international media networks sought out the storm for their viewers benefitEvacuate or stay indoors was the general advice given to Floridas residents ahead of Hurricane Irma. Many packed up their cars or sought refuge at home but, there was one particular group of people who remained.
The worst-hit islands are barely habitable after enduring the destructive power of hurricanes 185mph windsWe had cars flying over our head, we had 40ft containers flying left and right, said Knacyntar Nedd, chairwoman of the Barbuda council. People were literally tying themselves to roofs with ropes to hold them down.
Flight records show plane landing in Puerto Rico as storm hit and departing with 170 people on board 40 minutes laterAs Hurricane Irma threatened to make landfall in Puerto Rico, most pilots were avoiding the area. Understandably so, perhaps. One Delta Airlines plane, however, headed straight toward the storm. The