Because we have plenty of money to throw around addressing problems that don’t exist. Oh, and even if so-called “climate change” was a problem what the hell does Homeland Security have to do with it?
Protecting the infrastructure of American cities from the effects of climate change is rising on the agenda of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a top agency official.
“Increasingly, we’ve moved not only from a security focus to a resiliency focus,” said Caitlin Durkovich, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at Homeland Security, an agency better known for its fight to curb terrorist threats.
Durkovich spoke Thursday on a panel at the Rising Seas Summit, a three-day conference organized by the U.S.-based Association of Climate Change Officers to discuss tools and ideas on building resiliency, particularly against rising sea levels.
In the aftermath of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, which devastated large swathes of the Northeastern U.S and caused over $60 billion in damages, Durkovich said her department reviewed the task of rebuilding with a new focus on “how to think about baking in resilience from the get-go.”
Hate to tell them but “climate change” had zero to do with Sandy. Was “climate change” responsible for all the other hurricanes preceding it?
In New York, “Hurricane Sandy really highlighted our vulnerabilty” to climate change, said panelist Daniel Zarrilli, director of the city Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency.
It’s almost as if these people believe what they’re saying.