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Venice Is 75% Under Water as Italy Confronts Widespread Flooding, Deadly Winds
Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees and other objects, killing six people.
Tourists and residents alike donned high boots to navigate the streets of Venice after strong winds raised the water level 156 centimeters (over 5 feet) before receding. The water exceeded the raised walkways normally put out in flooded areas in Venice, forcing their removal. Transport officials closed the water bus system except to outlying islands because of the emergency…
New Poll Shows Americans Hit By Extreme Weather Want The Media To Cover Climate Change
In the lead-up to Hurricane Florence, conservative firebrand Rush Limbaugh griped about weather reporters for drawing a link between climate change and the storm. “Hurricanes and hurricane forecasting is like much else that the left has gotten its hands on, and they politicize these things,” he said. Limbaugh isn’t alone. Senior officials in the Trump administration have repeatedly chastised reporters for talking about climate change in the midst of a natural disaster, and more than a few are taking the hint.
TV news outlets scarcely mentioned climate change in their coverage of Hurricane Florence, a storm made dramatically worse by rising temperatures. While that may seem politically safe, the people who lived through the storm want a different approach. A new poll finds that North Carolina voters are concerned about climate change and believe that reporters should cover the issue. In the future, broadcast journalists might take a cue from their viewers…