In Washington, D.C., the Trump administration insisted it is taking the issue of climate change seriously—even though it won’t ascribe extreme weather events to human activity. This is White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert being questioned by CNN’s Jim Acosta Monday.
Jim Acosta: “Are these storms giving this administration some pause when it comes to the issue of climate change and homeland security?”
Tom Bossert: “I was here in the 2004 cycle of hurricanes, four in six weeks that hit Florida. I think what’s prudent for us right now is to make sure that those response capabilities are there. Causality is something outside of my ability to analyze right now. I will tell you that we continue to take seriously the climate change—not the cause of it, but the things that we observe.”