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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change.

This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the Earth isn’t warming due to human activities, or prefer to take no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their states’ access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. In the last five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and territories for taking steps to mitigate the effects of disasters.

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3 thoughts on “FEMA to deny funds to Climate Change deniers

  1. For once in a long time I am impressed with how our big clunky government is actually doing something!
    It turns out that GOP think tanks are really no longer denying anything….. they now agree that the climate is changing but their new mantra is that it is not manmade.
    Most scientists now agree that the sea level will rise enough that by the end of this century maps are going to look different, they predict that 17% of Bangledesh will be under water. Basically it is too late to stop it, but if everyone were to get on board in a mad hurry it can be slowed a bit.

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