Courthouse News Service: House Panel Looks at Economic Toll of Climate Change

Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, said the financial impact of climate change is one of the biggest issues facing his state. In 2017, 16 weather events cost the state about $313 billion in relief aid, he said, and one obstacle is getting information to the public.

“The Trump administration always prefers political fantasy to science and scientific fact,” Doggett said. “They’ve questioned and harassed so many scientists across this country, one agency after another that you have to begin to wonder if they believe in gravity.”

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