Opinion by John D. Sutter Updated 1219 GMT (2019 HKT) April 12, 2021 John D. Sutter is a CNN contributor, National Geographic Explorer and MIT science journalism fellow. He is director of the forthcoming BASELINE documentary series , which is visiting four locations on the front lines of the climate crisis every five years until 2050. Visit the project's website . The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion at CNN. Rough-and-Ready, California (CNN) (CNN) Tracy thought she'd built her forever home. She and her 5-year-old granddaughter live in an energy-efficient house in Northern California that Tracy designed — by a pond that's frequented by otters, ducks and herons (oh my!). John D. Sutter Then came the fires, the smoke, the evacuations, the days when the sky turned red and they were unable to see the sun. It was terrifying, she said. Understandably. And it's poised to get worse because of the climate crisis, … [Read more...] about As people flee climate change on the coasts, this Midwest city is trying to become a safe haven
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Democrats are returning to Washington this week facing multiple political and policy headaches as they confront a packed agenda. Congressional leaders have laid out a lengthy to-do list for the coming weeks as they barrel toward the 100-day mark for both President Biden Joe Biden Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE and Democrats’ first unified government in a decade. They’ll be racing against the clock: The House is in session for two weeks before lawmakers leave town again, and Congress faces a 15-day sprint next month leading up to the Memorial Day recess. ADVERTISEMENT “As the Senate returns to work this week, we’re going to pick back right up where we left off, aggressively filling the Biden administration with well-qualified nominees and pursuing … [Read more...] about Democrats face mounting hurdles to agenda