Political issues stalling climate change policies

Maricopa County, Arizona, summers have gotten intolerably hot. Phoenix residents were preparing for the fire season as smog and haze hung heavy over the city, adding to the soaring temperatures and air pollution. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, is being criticized by some environmentalists and Democrats for not doing enough to address global warming.

The repercussion of the rising temperatures includes:

  • Drying up of the Great Salt Lake in Utah
  • Wildfires in the drought-plagued West
  • Severe weather affecting the electric grid in Texas

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