When they aren’t broadcasting their national Trumpist propaganda for most of the day, KELO Radio does put out some useful news. In this report on the as-yet uncalculated cost of our latest winter storm or the last one, KELO Radio throws this icy shard through the windshield of Noem/Trump climate denialism:
The Department of Defense sees climate change as a threat to national security. Challenges to local, state, and federal governments against the elements are still being battled. As many as 50 levees failed under recent weather events nationwide according to the Army Corps of Engineers. The final cost has yet to be determined and the numbers like the water levels continue to rise [Jason Shadler, “The Total Cost of Weather Damage to South Dakota Isn’t Known Yet,” KELO Radio, 2019.04.12].
Every dollar we have to spend rebuilding levees and roads is a dollar we can’t spend supporting our brave soldiers and investing in technology and diplomacy to keep them out of harm’s way. Support the troops: accept climate science and fight climate change!